The Power of Community

The Power of Community

By Rebecca Weiss I’ve never been a big fan of New Year’s resolutions. In fact, my husband Dan will tell you, I actively resist making them.  Have you made some New Year’s resolutions this past January?  How’re they working out? Have you stuck to your...
Talking to Interfaith Kids about Jesus

Talking to Interfaith Kids about Jesus

From Dovetail December 1999 By Lance Flitter When it comes to Jewish-Christian relations, Jesus tends to be the main stumbling block. This is true in a marriage between a Jew and a Christian as well. Like many Jews, I had, and still have to some degree, uncomfortable...
NOT MY PLAN: PARENTING THE UNEXPECTED

NOT MY PLAN: PARENTING THE UNEXPECTED

The most profound lesson I’ve learned from having children is that being a parent entails giving up expectations I didn’t know I had. We want the best for our children, but it’s as we—not they—define “the best.” When Dan Griffin and I were asked to lead a recent adult...
Interfaith Wedding Stories – Ben and Ginny

Interfaith Wedding Stories – Ben and Ginny

Who married you? Were you married by clergy from more than one tradition? What was that like? We were were fortunate to be married by Rabbi Rain and Reverend Julia!  Both were extremely open to celebrating both of our traditions, and had the knowledge to support us in...