I just am not attracted to anyone who isn’t Jewish or hasn’t converted. When I revealed this to my friends, you could’ve heard a pin drop.
Washington, D.C. has the third-largest Jewish community in the country, but only a quarter of area Jews belong to a synagogue.
Can a great religious movement really be reduced to a set of behaviors? Isn’t there more to Conservative Judaism, more to Judaism, than Halacha?
“Had I known this wasn’t a real policy I would have been with my family in a heartbeat,” said a rabbi who missed both of his siblings’ weddings.
One of American Judaism’s non-Orthodox groups has long banned intermarriage, so why did it secretly reaffirm the rule?
Instead of rejecting their most important and intimate decision, we could have helped them celebrate, and kept them close. But we pushed them away.
The Conservative movement has long grappled with the question of intermarriage.
Why are we so afraid to say something so obvious out loud? How will our children know how important this is if we are too afraid to say it?
Rabbi Amichai Lau-Lavie embarked on a yearlong project to develop a framework within Jewish law to permit intermarriage under certain conditions.
The question of intermarriage has roiled the Jewish community for years. What should we do about it? We asked 22 rabbis; here are there answers.