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Why I'm Fasting For The First Time For Yom Kippur

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 10.09.2015 | Religion

My dad was in disbelief. When I called him last week to say I wanted to fast with him for Yom Kippur, forgoing water and food from Tuesday at sundown ...

What It Means to Raise a Half-Jewish Child

Meredith Hale | Posted 11.23.2014 | Parents
Meredith Hale

never felt more Jewish than when I intermarried. Suddenly, I was faced with the challenge of holding on to a faith I'd never fully identified with, for fear of losing it amid boisterous Christmas mornings or Easter feasts.

"Partially Jewish" and Proud: Interfaith Identity

Susan Katz Miller | Posted 08.24.2012 | Religion
Susan Katz Miller

I want to point out that I am not partial to the term "partial." I do not consider myself a "partial" anything. I have never heard anyone describe themselves as "partially Jewish." I am a self-defined full Jew, who also insists on my right to celebrate my birth into an interfaith family.

Modern Day Judaism As A Math Problem

David Kersh | Posted 03.14.2012 | Religion
David Kersh

There are days when I feel more Jewish than other days. I leave my house feeling 54 percent Jewish and by the time I get to work I feel 98 percent Jewish.

Conflicting Maps: Growing Up In An Interfaith Family

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Tim Townsend St. Louis Post-Dispatch ST. LOUIS (RNS) When Laurel Snyder was a kid in Baltimore, she bounced between her dad's progressive synagogu...