"Thought you all might be interested in my latest blog post on my blog for interfaith families and other "outside the box" spiritual seekers, touching on Lent, Mardi Gras, the great yellow fever epidemic in New Orleans, and my…"
"Diaspora Jewry at its best." I love this! And I love that you do NOT go into the "who's a Jew" debate that ensnares me and lots of other bloggers. And, "Judaism teaches that words matter." So true. I wish…"
"I am very, very glad I decided against using my kids' real names and faces for my blog. Teens are turbulent, my blog topic (religion) is sensitive. Mine read anything I write about them, beforehand (important to specify that). My post today was…"
Author and Speaker on raising interfaith children with both family religions, and interfaith identity. Author of Being Both: Embracing Two Religions in One Interfaith Family (Beacon Press, October 22 2013)
The concept of raising children as “both” continues to raise eyebrows, hackles, and goosebumps. From where I stand, with my second-generation-interfaith children almost grown, the benefits of raising them with both religions seem clear. But I thought it might be useful to sum up my reasoning and experience...
In the late 19th century, my great-grandfather Emanuel Michael Rosenfelder left Bavaria and became a circuit-riding rabbi, serving Jewish traders and merchants along the Mississippi River, in Natchez, Baton Rouge, and New Orleans...http://onbeingboth.wordpress.com/
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