The children of intermarriage are still being raised Jewish, Samira Mehta argues, even if what it means to be raised Jewish has changed.
In Judaism, the concept of shana rishona (the first year) tells us that the first year of marriage is so precious and so critical that newlyweds get an extended “honeymoon” to build their life together. Instead, my husband spent our first six months prioritizing his brother over the vows he made to me.
In Israel, the religious rabbinate imposes strict guidelines on who can and cannot get married. These 48 Israeli couples who were barred from marriage decided to take a different route.
(JTA) — A large majority of American and Israeli Jews say Israel should recognize marriages and conversions performed by Reform and Conservative rabbis. A poll conducted by The Jerusalem Post and the American Jewish Committee found that 74 percent of American Jews and 62 percent of Israeli Jews believe the non-Orthodox rites should be recognized. The findings…
I read Korean comic books based on the Talmud when I was little with rabbis as cartoon characters, but that was the extent of my interaction with Judaism. Now I’m on my way to becoming Jewish.
Is there a way for the secular partner to find meaning in traditional Jewish rituals?
When I met my husband, I still believed in God. That was more than ten years ago, when I had the notion that I could fit in to Orthodoxy.
I have a confession to make: I’m in a mixed marriage. But not the kind that conjures up images of Fiddler on the Roof’s Tevye, devastated by his daughter’s decision to wed outside the faith.
An Israeli rabbinical court did not accept a conversion by an Orthodox rabbi who also helped Ivanka Trump become Jewish.
Ethiopian-Israelis registering for marriage licenses in the central Israeli city of Petach Tikvah reportedly are routinely rejected and forced to register elsewhere.