Category Archives: The Changing Jewish Family

The Changing Face of Jewish Identity: Inside, Outside, and Other

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June 1, 2003

Yavilah McCoy
Through my work in the field of “Jewish diversity” I use the traditionally Jewish form of asking questions and facilitating introspection to explore the changing face and changing times of our community–especially the evolution of “otherness” around color. More »

Kimchee on the Seder Plate

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June 1, 2003

Angela Buchdahl
After a painful summer of feeling marginalized and invisible I called my mother to declare that I no longer wanted to be a Jew. I did not look Jewish, I did not carry a Jewish name, and I no longer wanted the heavy burden of having to explain and prove myself every time I entered a new Jewish community. She simply respnoded by saying, “Is that possible?” More »

The Torah of Love

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June 1, 2003

Vanessa Ochs
If this body of literature has an impact, Jews will become more adept at using the language of Jewish wisdom to discern matters of the heart. More »

Single Motherhood and Community

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June 1, 2003

Judith Kahn
I am a single mother by choice, a Jewish woman who in her late thirties decided that motherhood was a necessity, with or without a partner… When I chose to start my family, it felt like just another step on the ladder of life cycle events that are ritualized in our tradition. More »