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Judaism Reading List: Intermarriage (Pt. XI)

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              Selected Sources for Additional Reading on Judaism
                            Part XI: Intermarriage
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   This list provides a collection of sources on the subject of
   intermarriage for the readers of soc.culture.jewish. This list is not
   attempting to present a position either for or against intermarriage;
   that is up to the individual to decide in consultation with their
   Rabbi. This list does attempt to include books from all sides of the
   spectrum, so that educated consideration can be given to the subject.
   
   Intermarriage is a serious concern in the Jewish community. According
   to the 1991 issue of Newsweek, 52% of men and women who have married
   since 1985 took gentiles as spouses (in 1964, the number was 9%).
   Furthermore, 3 of every 4 children of intermarriages are being raised
   either as Christians (41%) or with no religion at all (31%). The issue
   stated that 60% of Reform Jews, 50% of Conservative Jews, and 25% of
   Orthodox Jews are intermarried, and at many Reform Shabbat services a
   third or more of the participants are unconverted spouses. Now these
   numbers may have inaccuracies, but the concern and trends remain the
   same regardless of the exact value of the numbers.
   
    Where Can I Get The Books
    
   Many of these books are available through general bookstores or
   Judaica bookstores. A list of links to these may be found in the
   [6]sources section of the [7]General Reading List (if you are reading
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Subject: ORGANIZATION This reading list is organized as follows: * [8]Introduction to this Reading List * [9]So You're Considering Intermarriage? * [10]The Traditional Viewpoint * [11]Conversion * [12]You've Done The Deed. Coping With Life As An Intermarried * [13]Credits
Subject: So You're Considering Intermarriage? [Cow89] Cowan, Paul; Cowan, Rachel (Contributor). Mixed Blessings: Overcoming the Stumbling Blocks in an Interfaith Marriage. Penguin USA (Paper); 1989. Paperback. Reprint edition. ISBN 0-140111-89-1. [Describes the interpersonal conflicts that can come from different religious backgrounds and how major life changes (death of a parent, birth of a child) can bring up conflicts. Focuses on how to deal with religious identity and practice with children in mixed marriages. (Authors had a mixed marriage, Rachel has converted and has become a rabbi) Non-Orthodox] [6][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0140111891/socculturejew ish/] [For91] Forster, Brenda and Tabachnik, Joseph. Jews by Choice: A Study of Converts to Reform and Conservative Judaism. K'tav, 1991. Out of Print. ISBN 0-881253-83-9. [7][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0881253839/socculturejew ish/] [Gla97] Glaser, Gabrielle. Strangers to the Tribe: Portraits of Interfaith Marriage. Houghton Mifflin Co (Trd); 1997. Hardcover. ISBN 0-395727-76-6. [8][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0395727766/socculturejew ish/] [Kah83] Kahane, Meir. Why Be Jewish? Intermarriage, Assimilation and Alienation. Stein & Day Pub; 1983. Paperback. ISBN 0-812861-29-9. [9][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0812861299/socculturejew ish/] [Kem82] Kemelman, Harry. Conversations with Rabbi Small. Unknown; 1982. Mass Market Paperback. ISBN 0-449245-27-6. [10][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0449245276/socculturejew ish/] [Kin93] King, Andrea; Schindler, Alexander M. If I'm Jewish and You're Christian, What Are the Kids? A Parenting Guide for Interfaith Families. Union of American Hebrew Congregations; 1993. Paperback. ISBN 0-807404-52-7. [11][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0807404527/socculturejew ish/] [Pet88] Petsonk, Judy; Remsen, Jim. The Intermarriage Handbook: A Guide for Jews & Christians. Quill; 1988, 1991. Paperback. Reprint edition. ISBN 0-688103-79-0. [This book explains basis of each other's culture, and guidelines on how to proceed.] [12][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0688103790/socculturejew ish/] [Rom90] Romanoff, Lena. Your People, My People -- Finding Acceptance and Fulfillment as a Jew By Choice. Jewish Publication Society, Philadelphia PA. 1990. Identity Plus; 1999. Paperback. ISBN 1-893382-00-1.[Focuses on conversion, but gives insights on intermarriage and how to make conversion work. Non-Orthodox] [13][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1893382001/socculturejew ish/] [Selxx] Seltzer, Sanford. Jews and Non-Jews: Falling in Love. UAHC Press #164050. Out of Print. ISBN 0-807400-98-X.[Informal guide on intermarriage for couples and their families. Non-Orthodox] [14][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/080740098X/socculturejew ish/] [Sel84] Seltzer, Sanford. Jews and Non-Jews: Getting Married: A Look At Interfaith Marriage and its Consequences for Jewish Survival. Union of American Hebrew Congregations; 1984. Paperback. ISBN 0-807403-00-8. [Discussion for couples contemplating intermarriage from the Reform Jewish perspective.] [15][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0807403008/socculturejew ish/] [Sil95] Silverstein, Alan. It All Begins With a Date: Jewish Concerns About Intermarriage. Jason Aronson; 1995. Paperback. ISBN 1-568215-42-8. [16]http://www.jtsa.edu/pubs/jtsmag/vol6iss1/wellread.html [17][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1568215428/socculturejew ish/] [Wol95] Wolpe, David J. Why Be Jewish? Henry Holt; 1995. Paperback. ISBN 0-805039-27-9. [18][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0805039279/socculturejew ish/]
Subject: The Traditional Viewpoint [Bra51] Brav, Stanley Rosenbaum, ed. Marriage and the Jewish Tradition Philosophical Library, New York. 1951. [Bul86] Bulka, Rabbi Reuven P. Jewish Marriage: A Halachic Ethic. Ktav Publishing House; 1986. Hardcover. ISBN 0-881250-77-5. [Very thorough with many source references; treats modern-day problems as well.] [6][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0881250775/socculturejew ish] [Kau92] Kaufman, Machael. Love, Marriage, and Family in Jewish Law. Jason Aronson; 1992. Hardcover. ISBN 0-802225-54-3. Jason Aronson; 1996. Paperback. ISBN 1-568218-84-2. [It has a good explanation of Taharat Hamishpacha and has some food for thought on what we look for in someone we are planning on marrying. Has good advice on keeping marriages together. Also has good references if you want to read more.] Hardcover: [7][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0802225543/socculturejew ish] ; Paperback: [8][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1568218842/socculturejew ish] [Lam82] Lamm, Maurice. The Jewish Way in Love and Marriage. Harper and Row, New York. 1982. ISBN 0-060649-16-X. Jonathan David Pub; 1991. Paperback reprint edition. ISBN 0-824603-53-2. [9][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0824603532/socculturejew ish] [Leb87] Lebovits, Yehudah. Shidduchim and Zivugim: The Torah Perspective in Finding Your Mate. Philipp Feldheim; 1987. Hardcover. ISBN 0-944070-01-9. [10][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0944070019/socculturejew ish] [Pra81] Prager, Dennis and Telushkin, Joseph. The Nine Questions People Ask About Judaism. Simon & Schuster, New York. 1981. Reprinted 1986. ISBN: 0-671622-61-7. [In particular, there is a chapter on "Intermarriage and the Non-committed Jew".] [11][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0671622617/socculturejew ish] [Sto67] Stolper, [Rabbi] Pinchas M. Jewish Alternatives in Love, Dating and Marriage. University Press of America; 1965, 1985. Hardcover. ISBN 0-819144-75-4. [12][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0819144754/socculturejew ish]
Subject: Conversion [Ber96] Berkowitz, Allan L. (ed.); Moskovitz, Patti (ed.). Embracing the Covenant: Converts to Judaism Talk About Why & How. Jewish Lights Pub; 1996. Paperback: ISBN 1-879045-50-8. [6][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1879045508/socculturejew ish] [Car97] Carmel, Abraham. So Strange My Path: A Spiritual Pilgrimage. Bloch Pub Co; 1997. Paperback. ISBN 0-819700-40-1. [7][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0819700401/socculturejew ish/] [Coh87] Cohen, J. Simcha. Intermarriage and Conversion: A Halakhic Solution. Ktav Publishing House; 1987. Paperback. ISBN 0-881251-25-9. [A proposed "solution" to these problems. A analysis looking for common ground between Orthodox, Conservative, and Reform conversions.] [8][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0881251259/socculturejew ish/] [Dia98] Diamant, Anita. Choosing a Jewish Life : A Handbook for People Converting to Judaism and for Their Family and Friends. Schocken Books; 1998. Paperback: ISBN 0-805210-95-4. [9][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0805210954/socculturejew ish] [Eic65] Eichhorn, D.M., (ed.) Conversion to Judaism: A History and Analysis. Ktav: Hoboken, NJ. 1965. [A historical perspective on conversion.] [Ellxx] Ellinson, David. Representative Orthodox Responsa on Conversion and Intermarriage in the Contemporary Era Jewish Social Studies #47 p.209 [A summary and analysis of several responsa of contemporary poskim. See related references in the article.] [Eps92] Epstein, Lawrence Jeffrey. The Theory and Practice of Welcoming Converts to Judaism: Jewish Universalism (Jewish Studies, Vol 13). Edwin Mellen Press; 1992. Hardcover. ISBN 0-773494-93-6. [10][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0773494936/socculturejew ish/] [Eps93] Epstein, Lawrence J. Conversion to Judaism: a Teaching Guide. Coalition for the Advancement of Jewish Education/261 West 35th Street Floor 12A/New York NY 10001. 1993. [Pamphlet. Discusses conversion, including a historical summary and descriptions of Orthodox, Conservative and Reform views and procedures. Contains a bibliography, summaries of the lives of some famous Jews-by-choice, and exercises to familiarize students with issues surrounding conversion.] [Eps94] Epstein, Lawrence J. Conversion to Judaism: A Guidebook. Jason Aronson; 1994, 1997. Paperback. ISBN 1-568211-28-7. [Discusses stories about converts, the conversion process, how to overcome common problems associated with conversion and includes introductory material on Jewish thought and practices.] [11][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1568211287/socculturejew ish/] [Eps98] Epstein, Lawrence J. Questions and Answers on Conversion to Judaism. Jason Aronson; 1998. Paperback. ISBN 0-765759-96-9. [12][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0765759969/socculturejew ish/] [Fel90] Feldman, Emanuel; Wolowelsky, Joel B. (ed). The Conversion Crisis: Essays from the Pages of Tradition (Treasury of Tradition Series). Ktav Publishing House; 1990. Paperback. ISBN 0-881253-34-0. [13][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0881253340/socculturejew ish/] [Fio92] Fiorino, Anthony. "One Soul's Adventure: Spiritual Growth Through Halacha" in Jewish Action. Orthodox Union (O-U). Vol 53 #2, winter 1992/93. [An account of a personal experience as a ger, and the spiritual growth that resulted] [Hom97] Homolka, Jacob; Jacob, Walter (ed); Seidel, Esther (ed). Not by Birth Alone: Conversion to Judaism (Jewish Studies). Cassell Academic; 1997. Paperback. ISBN 0-304338-09-5. [14][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0304338095/socculturejew ish/] [Hubxx] Huberman, Steven. New Jews: The Dynamics of Conversion. UAHC Press No. 164053. [Concise investigation into the impact of conversion on the convert and the family.] [Kli99] Kling, Simcha; Perkins, Carl M. Embracing Judaism. The Rabbinical Assembly; 1999. Paperback. 2nd revised edition. ISBN 0-916219-15-1. [15][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0916219151/socculturejew ish/] [Kuk81] Kukoff, Lydia. Choosing Judaism. Union of American Hebrew Congregations; 1981. Paperback. ISBN 0-807401-50-1. [The story of one woman's odyssey from Christianity to Judaism, which confronts the questions and dilemmas of the new Jew.] [16][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0807401501/socculturejew ish/] [Lam91] Lamm, Maurice. Becoming a Jew. Jonathan David Pub; 1991. Hardcover. ISBN 0-824603-50-8. [Designed expressly for non-Jews who are contemplating converting. Contains a section on the experiences of (halachic) converts, in their own words, then an examination of the laws of conversion, then an examination of after the conversion--dealing with Jews, with one's family, holidays, etc. Finally, a section on basic Jewish practice and belief. Lamm is a prominant Orthodox rabbi.] [17][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0824603508/socculturejew ish/] [Lam74] Lamm, Norman. "Love of the Stranger," in The Good Society: Jewish Ethics in Action. N. Lamm, ed. Viking Press, 1974. Out of Print. ISBN 0-670346-53-5. [A series of excerts from the Rambam (t'shuvot and mishnah torah) relating to Conversion with an introduction by Rabbi Lamm.] [18][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0670346535/socculturejew ish/] [Les95] Lester, Julius. Lovesong: Becoming a Jew. Bulfinch Pr; 1995. Paperback. ISBN 1-559703-16-4. [19][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1559703164/socculturejew ish/] [Lubxx] Lubling, Aaron. "Conversion in Jewish Law" in Journal of Halachah and Contemporary Society, #9. [A halachic analysis that points to many of the relevent gemaras and dinim in the Shulchan Aruch and in contemporary t'shuvot.] [May87] Mayer, Egon; Augar, Amy. Conversion Among the Intermarried: Choosing to Become Jewish. American Jewish Committee; 1987. Paperback. ISBN 0-874950-91-0. [20][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0874950910/socculturejew ish/] [Myr95] Myrowitz, Catherine Hall. Finding a Home for the Soul: Interviews With Converts to Judaism. Jason Aronson; 1995. Paperback. ISBN 1-568213-22-0. [21][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1568213220/socculturejew ish/] [Rom90] Romanoff, Lena. Your People, My People -- Finding Acceptance and Fulfillment as a Jew By Choice. Jewish Publication Society, Philadelphia PA. 1990. Identity Plus; 1999. Paperback. ISBN 1-893382-00-1. [Includes good coverage of the differences in conversion practices between the three main branches of Judaism. Gives insights on how to make conversion work. Non-Orthodox] [22][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1893382001/socculturejew ish/] [Sca92] Scalamonti, John David. Ordained to Be a Jew: A Catholic Priest's Conversion to Judaism. Ktav Publishing House; 1992. Hardcover. ISBN 0-881254-12-6.[The story of a Catholic priest who became a Jew.] [23][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0881254126/socculturejew ish/] [Sch85] Schiffman, Lawrence H. Who Was a Jew: Rabbinic and Halakhic Perspectives on the Jewish Christian Schism. Ktav Publishing House; 1985. Hardcover. ISBN 0-881250-53-8. [A historical analysis of the Jewish-Christian schism, attempting to determine the point at which Christianity was no longer viewed by Judaism as a sect, but rather as a Gentile religion. See especially chapter 3, which deals with conversion.] [24][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0881250538/socculturejew ish/] [Zak98] Zakar, Susan M.; Kaufmann, David. Judaism Online: Confronting Spirituality on the Internet. Jason Aronson; 1998. Hardcover. ISBN 0-765799-84-7. [25][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0765799847/socculturejew ish/]
Subject: You've Done The Deed. Coping With Life As An Intermarried [Azo97] Azoulay, Katya Gibel. Black, Jewish and Interracial: It's Not the Color of Your Skin, but the Race of Your Kin. Duke Univ Pr (Trd); 1997. Paperback. ISBN 0-822319-71-3. [6][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0822319713/socculturejew ish/] [Bel85] Belin, David. Why Choose Judaism: New Dimensions of Jewish Outreach. UAHC Press #381900 1985. Out of Print. ISBN 0-807403-02-4. [Non-Orthodox. Explores the uniqueness of Judaism and its special roles in America today. Designed for partners in an interfaith relationship.] [7][Buy at Amazon: http://www.joi.org/pubs/belin.htmhttp://www.amazon.com/exec/obi dos/ASIN/0807403024/socculturejewish/] [CCA91] Commission on Reform Jewish Outreach. What Is Reform Jewish Outreach?. Union of American Hebrew Congregations and Central Conference of American Rabbis, 838 Fifth Avenue, NY NY 10021, 212/249-0100. Pamphlet. 1991. [Non-Orthodox] [Cow89] Cowan, Paul; Cowan, Rachel (Contributor). Mixed Blessings: Overcoming the Stumbling Blocks in an Interfaith Marriage. Penguin USA (Paper); 1989. Paperback. Reprint edition. ISBN 0-140111-89-1. [Describes the interpersonal conflicts that can come from different religious backgrounds and how major life changes (death of a parent, birth of a child) can bring up conflicts. Focuses on how to deal with religious identity and practice with children in mixed marriages. (Authors had a mixed marriage, Rachel has converted and has become a rabbi) Non-Orthodox] [8][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0140111891/socculturejew ish/] [Cro95] Crohn, Joel. Mixed Matches: How to Create Successful Interracial, Interethnic, and Interfaith Relationships. Fawcett Books; 1995. Paperback. ISBN 0-449909-61-1. [9][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0449909611/socculturejew ish/] [Haw97] Hawxhurst, Joan C. (ed). Interfaith Wedding Ceremonies: Samples and Sources. Dovetail Publishing; 1997. Paperback. ISBN 0-965128-41-5. [10][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0965128415/socculturejew ish/] [Jac88] Jacobs, Sidney J.; Jacobs, Betty J. 122 Clues for Jews Whose Children Intermarry. Jacobs Ladder Pubns; 1988. Paperback. ISBN 0-933647-01-8. [11][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0933647018/socculturejew ish/] [Kin93] King, Andrea; Schindler, Alexander M. If I'm Jewish and You're Christian, What Are the Kids? A Parenting Guide for Interfaith Families. Union of American Hebrew Congregations; 1993. Paperback. ISBN 0-807404-52-7. [12][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0807404527/socculturejew ish/] [Lit70] Litvin, Baruch. Jewish Identity: Modern Responsa and Opinions on the Registration of Children of Mixed Marriages. Feldheim, Jerusalem-New York. 1970. [Answers by 43 leading Jewish scholars (both religious and otherwise) to "Who is a Jew?"] [Man97] Mann, Gil. How to Get More Out of Being Jewish Even If: A. You Are Not Sure You Believe in God, B. You Think Going to Synagogue Is a Waste of Time, C. You think... Leo & Sons Pub; 1997. Paperback. ISBN 0-965170-90-X. [13][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/096517090X/socculturejew ish/] [Pak93] Packard, Gwen K. Coping in an Interfaith Family (Coping Series). Rosen Publishing Group; 1993. Library binding. ISBN 0-823914-52-6. [14][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0823914526/socculturejew ish/] [Pet88] Petsonk, Judy; Remsen, Jim. The Intermarriage Handbook: A Guide for Jews & Christians. Quill; 1988, 1991. Paperback. Reprint edition. ISBN 0-688103-79-0. [This book explains basis of each other's culture, and guidelines on how to proceed.] [15][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0688103790/socculturejew ish/] [Ros88] Rosenberg, Roy A.; Meehan, Peter; and Payne, John Wade. Happily Inter-married: Authoritative Advice for a Joyous Jewish-Christian Marriage. Out of Print. ISBN 0-020891-60-1.[Written by a Protestant minister, a Roman Catholic priest, and a Reform Jewish rabbi, offers insights to couples seriously considering a permanent bireligious relationship.] [16][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0020891601/socculturejew ish/] [Reu87] Reuben, Steven Carr. But How Will You Raise the Children?: A Guide To Interfaith Marriage. New York : Pocket Books, 1987. Out of Print. ISBN 0-671643-69-X. [17][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/067164369X/socculturejew ish/] [Reu92] Reuben, Steven Carr. Raising Jewish Children in a Contemporary World: The Modern Parent's Guide to Creating a Jewish Home Rocklin, CA : Prima Pub., 1992. Out of Print. ISBN 1-559581-50-6. [18][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1559581506/socculturejew ish/] [Reu93] Reuben, Steven Carr. Making Interfaith Marriage Work. l993. Out of Print. ISBN 1-559585-06-4. [19][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1559585064/socculturejew ish/] [Ros94] Rosenbaum, Mary Helene and Rosenbaum, Stanley Ned. Celebrating Our Differences: Living Two Faiths in One Marriage. Ragged Edge Press, 1994. White Mane Pub; 1999. Paperback. 2nd revised edition. ISBN 1-572491-63-9. [20][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1572491639/socculturejew ish/] [Sac95] Sacks, David G. Welcoming The Intermarried In Your Jewish Family. Jewish Outreach Institute (33 W 42nd Street, New York City, NY 10036, [21]<JOI4ALL@aol.com>). 1995. [Sch99] Schaper, Donna E. Raising Interfaith Children: Spiritual Orphans or Spiritual Heirs? Crossroad Pub Co; 1999. Paperback. ISBN 0-824516-32-X. [22][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/082451632X/socculturejew ish/] [Sil93] Silverstein, Alan. Dual Faith Parenting, Second Thoughts on a Popular Trend. The Federation of Jewish Men's Clubs, Inc., New York, NY. 1993. [Pamphlet giving strong reasons against trying to raise the child of a mixed marriage with both faiths. Conservative viewpoint.] [Sil95] Silverstein, Alan. Preserving Jewishness in Your Family: After Intermarriage Has Occurred. Jason Aronson; 1995. Paperback. ISBN 1-568215-43-6. [23][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1568215436/socculturejew ish/] [Yob98] Yob, Iris M. Keys to Interfaith Parenting (Barron's Parenting Keys Series). Barrons Educational Series; 1998. Paperback. ISBN 0-764102-42-7. [24][Buy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0764102427/socculturejew ish/] Readers might also be interested in: * Dovetail: A Newsletter by and For Jewish-Christian Families. Back issues available on weddings, grandparents, media portrayal, religious education, conversion, welcoming ceremonies, therapy, death.....and more. E-mail address: [25]hawxhurst@aol.com Additionally, the Jewish Outreach Institute has a good reading list at [26]http://www.joi.org/pubs/.
Subject: How do I obtain copies of the Reading Lists? Answer: There are a number of different ways to obtain copies of the Reading Lists: * WWW. If you are reading this on Usenet, and would like to see an online, hyperlinked version, go visit [2]http://www.scjfaq.org/. This is the "web" version of the FAQ; the version posted to Usenet is generated from the web version. Note that the www.scjfaq.org version is a copy of the actual master version; if you want to access the master, visit [3]http://master.scjfaq.org/. Alternatively, if you would like to see the posted version through the web, visit [4]http://shamash.org/listarchives/scj-faq/. The FAQ is in the subdirectory "FAQ"; the reading lists are in the subdirectory "rl". * Email. Scjfaq.org also provides an autoretriever that allows one to obtain a copy of the reading lists by return Email. To use the autoretriever, you send a retrieval request to [5]archives@scjfaq.org with the request in the body of the message. A more reliable way to retrieve these files is through the [6]FAQ autoretriever ([7]http://www.mljewish.org/bin/autoresp.cgi). For the FAQ, the request has the form: send faq partname For the reading list, the request has the form: send rl partname "Partname" is replaced by the name of the part, as shown in the general index. The following is a short summary of the mapping of partnames for the Reading Lists: + [8]general: Introduction and General. Includes book sources, starting points for beginners, starting points for non-Jewish readers, General Judaism, General Jewish Thought, General Jewish History, Contemporary Judaism, Noachide Laws, Torah and Torah Commentary, Talmud and Talmudic Commentary, Mishnah, Midrash, Halachic Codes, Becoming An Observant Jew, Women and Judaism, and Science and Judaism. + [9]traditional: Traditional Liturgy, Practice, Lifestyle, Holidays. Includes Traditional Liturgy; Traditional Philosophy and Ethics; Prayer; Traditional Practice; The Household; Life, Death, and In-Between; and The Cycle Of Holidays. + [10]mysticism: Kabbalah, Mysticism, and Messianism. Includes Academic and Religious treatments of Kabbalah, Sprituality, and the Jewish notion of the Messiah. + [11]reform: Reform/Progressive Judaism + [12]conservative: Conservative Judaism + [13]reconstructionist: Reconstructionist Judaism + [14]humanistic: Humanistic Judaism (Society for Humanistic Judaism) + [15]chasidism: Chassidism. Includes general information on historical chassidism, as well as specific information on Lubavitch (Chabad), Satmar, Breslaw (Breslov), and other approaches. + [16]zionism: Zionism. Includes Zionism and The Development Of Israel, The Founders, Zionistic Movements, and Judaism in Israel. + [17]antisemitism: Antisemitism. Includes sections on Antisemitism, What Led to The Holocaust, Medieval Oppression, Antisemitism Today (Including Dealing with Hate Groups), Judaism and Christianity, and Judaism, Freemasonry and other rumors. + [18]intermarriage: Intermarriage. Includes sections on "So You're Considering Intermarriage?", The Traditional Viewpoint, Conversion, and Coping With Life As An Intermarried. + [19]childrens: Books for Jewish Children. Includes sections on Birth and Naming, Raising a Child, Family Guidebooks, Upsheren, Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Confirmation, Holiday Books for Children, Liturgy for Children, Bible and Torah for Children, Jewish History for Children, Jewish Theology for Children, Israel, Learning Hebrew, and Jewish Stories. The following is a short summary of the mapping to partnames for the FAQ: + [20]01-FAQ-intro: Section [21]1: Network and Newsgroup Information. + [22]02-Who-We-Are: Section [23]2: Who We Are + [24]03-Torah-Halacha: Sections [25]3, [26]4: Torah; Halachic Authority + [27]04-Observance: Sections [28]5, [29]6, [30]7, [31]8: Jewish Holidays; Jewish Dietary Law and Kashrut; Sabbath and Holiday Observance; Woman and Marriage + [32]05-Worship: Sections [33]9, [34]10, [35]11: Jewish Worship; Conversion, Intermarriage, and "Who is a Jew?"; Miscellaneous Practice Questions + [36]06-Jewish-Thought: Section [37]12: Jewish Thought + [38]07-Jews-As-Nation: Section [39]13: Jews as a Nation + [40]08-Israel: Section [41]14: Jews and Israel + [42]09-Antisemitism: Sections [43]15, [44]16, [45]17: Churban Europa (The Holocaust); Antisemitism and Rumors about Jews; Countering Missionaries + [46]10-Reform: Section [47]18: Reform/Progressive Judaism + [48]11-Miscellaneous: Sections [49]19, [50]20: Miscellaneous; References and Getting Connected + [51]12-Kids: Section [52]21: Jewish Childrearing Related Questions + [53]mail-order: Mail Order Judaica Alternatively, you may send a message to [54]mail-server@rtfm.mit.edu with the following line in the body of the message: send usenet/news.answers/judaism/(portionname) Where (portionname) is replaced by the appropriate subdirectory and filenames; for example, to get the first part of the reading list, one would say: send usenet/news.answers/judaism/reading-lists/general * Anonymous FTP: All portions of the FAQ and of the reading lists are archived on [55]rtfm.mit.edu and are available for anonymous FTP from the pub/usenet/news.answers/judaism/FAQ directory (URL [56]ftp://rtfm.mit.edu/pub/usenet/news.answers/judaism/FAQ/). Similarly, the parts of the reading lists are stored in the pub/usenet/news.answers/judaism/reading-lists directory (URL: [57]ftp://rtfm.mit.edu/pub/usenet/news.answers/judaism/reading-lis ts). Note that the archived versions of the FAQ and reading lists are the posted versions; that is, they are each one large ASCII file.
Subject: Credits This list is based on a list developed by Dan Berleant (djb@engr.uark.edu), moderator of the Intermarriage Mailing List. Contributions to the list have also been made by: Chris Bertholf, Dave Rabinowitz, Ari Epstein, Anthony Fiorino, Joshua Goldman and David Kaufmann. Additional contributions were provided by Eric Simon as part of the S.C.J FAQ/RL Summer 2000 remodeling. As usual, suggestions for additions or deletions are welcome, as are brief annotations for any entry. A special thank you... Special thanks for her patience and understanding go to my wife, Karen, who put up with me hiding at the computer for the two months it took to complete the July/August 2000 remodel of the entire soc.culture.jewish FAQ and Reading Lists. If you think the effort was worth it, drop her a note c/o [6]maintainer@scjfaq.org. ------------------------------------------------------------ -- Please mail additions or corrections to me at faigin@pacificnet.net. End of Judaism Reading List Part XI (Intermarriage) Digest ************************** -------

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