Intermarriage

Will Other Movements Follow?

08/18/2015 - 20:00

When Rabbi Aaron Panken took over as president of the Reform movement’s Hebrew Union College — Jewish Institute of Religion in June 2014, one of the first issues he inherited from his predecessor was the very question the Reconstructionist movement is grappling with now. A group of students at HUC was pushing the administration to re-examine its ban on admitting and graduating students in interfaith relationships.

“We’re not ready to do it,” Rabbi Aaron Panken, president of HUC, said about admitting and graduating intermarried rabbis.

Op-Ed: If You Marry A Jew, You’re One Of Us

04/05/2015 - 20:00

Millennia ago, before rabbis existed or conversion was invented, thousands who were not born Jewish became part of the Jewish community through a very simple act: They married a Jew.

Marc Mezvinsky and Chelsea Clinton at their wedding, July 31, 2010. Genevieve de Manio

Wasserman Schultz Takes Back Critique Of Intermarriage

02/03/2015 - 19:00

U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz rescinded comments she made about the problems that intermarriage poses for the Jewish community.

Prominent Conservative Rabbi Considers Breaking Intermarriage Ban

12/18/2014 - 19:00

For a few days at least, Rabbi Wesley Gardenswartz appeared ready to become the first prominent Conservative clergyman to break with the movement’s ironclad rule against rabbis performing intermarriages. But shortly after floating the idea to his congregants  at Temple Emanuel in Newton, Mass., one of the nation’s largest Conservative synagogues, he reversed course.

Mixed Message On Mixed Marriage

10/07/2014 - 20:00
Members of the Board, Religious Zionists of America

Gary Rosenblatt reports in his column, “At Year’s End, Struggling To Stay Together” (Sept. 19), that at a recent meeting of 50 Jewish “thought leaders and communal activists” in Baltimore, participants noted that many in the Jewish community measure the success or failure of Jewish education according to “the choice of a Jewish marriage partner.” Certainly despite other religious differences in the Jewish community, there is a broad consensus that intermarriage is undesirable.

Mixed Message On Mixed Marriage

09/30/2014 - 20:00
Members of the Board, Religious Zionists of America

Gary Rosenblatt reports in his column, “At Year’s End, Struggling To Stay Together” (Sept. 19), that at a recent meeting of 50 Jewish “thought leaders and communal activists” in Baltimore, participants noted that many in the Jewish community measure the success or failure of Jewish education according to “the choice of a Jewish marriage partner.” Certainly despite other religious differences in the Jewish community, there is a broad consensus that intermarriage is undesirable.

Just How Big Is Intermarriage?

You Really Don’t Know

08/25/2014 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

Even if you’re a very casual observer of the U.S. Jewish community and a friend who knows nothing about it asks you, “How big a phenomenon is Jewish intermarriage?” you’d probably be able to answer, “It’s pretty big.”

Paul Golin

Just How Big Is Intermarriage? You Don't Really Know.

08/13/2014 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

Even if you’re a very casual observer of the U.S. Jewish community and a friend who knows nothing about it asks you, “How big a phenomenon is Jewish intermarriage?” you’d probably be able to answer, “It’s pretty big.”

Intermarriage

“Jewish Is Hard”

There are two things you should never discuss: politics and religion.

However, those are really the only two things worth talking about.

Katharine McLeod and Jamie Geiger in “The Religion Thing.” Jimmy Ryan

Happy Valentine's Day, Yair Netanyahu

02/11/2014 - 19:00
Special To The Jewish Week

It may be risky to publicly admit that I’m thinking of someone this Valentine’s Day in addition to my lovely wife. But I am, and his name is Yair Netanyahu.

Paul Golin
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