The position of the half-Jew is unique: One side is rejected by traditionalists, and the other by anti-Semites.
David A.M. Wilensky, whose father is Jewish, wanted to participate fully in the ritual life of his synagogue. To do so honestly, he had to take the plunge.
This week Forward staffers discuss the devout Jewish followers of the religion of Bruce Springsteen, growing up patrilineal and why Jews don’t like evangelical Christians
Nearly three decades after the Reform movement’s landmark decision to accept patrilineal Jews, the standard has yet to catch on with Conservative or Orthodox Jewry.