Absent a conscious effort by their families, today’s younger Jews do not have a real choice to strongly identify as Jews.
From a Jewish perspective, genetics are much less important than people think they are.
If we don’t give these young men and women a right to be part of our Jewish community, we risk losing them forever.
The answer lies in the fundamental difference between the secular and religious Jewish worldview.
There’s an extremely fine line between preserving the Jewish religion and culture and plain old racism — and it’s time for us Jews to admit that.
My Christian-raised, midwestern husband and I never felt any differences, until Trump rose to power.
The questions that Rabbi Lau-Lavie and others are elevating to the foreground should be met head on, rather than sidestepped or avoided.
Conservative Judaism preached adherence to Jewish law but looked the other way when members didn’t follow. Intermarriage is exposing the gap.
There’s actually another defining feature that characterizes Jared Kushner more than his Jewishness: Jared Kushner is a quintessential millennial.
If my husband and I had not felt welcome and accepted by the community, I could have walked away from organized Judaism and never looked back.