Seasonal symbols tend to creep up out of nowhere as Christmas approaches. Rabbi Jacob Staub explains his reaction to all the red and green.
In this article, Rabbi Richard Hirsh, RRC '81, discusses the issues of boundaries and identity involved with children of interfaith families. Who is "Jewish" for the purpose of religious school attendance? Why are these discussions important? What gets in the way of having them?
"A Reconstructionist view on patrilineal descent." This is an article from the journal Judaism, Volume 34 No.1, Winter 1985, pp 97-106, by Rabbi Jacob Staub.