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17 July 2008 @ 11:48 am
It just seems kind of silly to create blog posts on LJ to link to posts on our work blog. I am posting again because I sometimes use this account to contact people on LJ or blogger about writing for us, and I want to make sure that those people know who the heck is contacting them!

To see our main site, click www.interfaithfamily.com.

We are a non-profit organization providing resources to interfaith couples. Our motto is "Encouraging Jewish Choices and a Welcoming Jewish Community," and I want you to know that up front so you won't bum out that we don't have all that much for interfaith marriages between other groups, (say, Hindus and Muslims!) or interfaith charitable work between people of different faiths. (Which is an area I have been exploring since I've worked here and is very interesting!)
04 March 2008 @ 03:22 pm
Too many stories in the press on the Who is a Jew question in Israel. I had to write a blog post about it. Between the long article in the New York Times Magazine and the recent news items from the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, it's just too meaty to ignore. (Even for a Jewish vegetarian. Heh.)
28 February 2008 @ 04:19 pm
I put up the fluffiest post on anyone's work blog, ever. A Hot Knish with a Side of Awesome Sauce. It's about Natalie Portman's next project. I am a total, shameless traffic, um, knish.

How do I know whether I have permission to re-use a photo of a celebrity that I find on the intarwebs? Do you know? There are so many photos of Natalie Portman looking cute, and I had no idea how to find one that was legal.
28 February 2008 @ 10:06 am
Since I'm new to this job, I'm still reading through the old content on our site. (I was looking for a book reviewer, and I decided to read through some articles by a writer that the previous editor said was a "fantastic reviewer.")

That's how I happened to read this memoir piece about this woman's relationship with her mother-in-law. What a moving piece!
27 February 2008 @ 06:50 pm
One of the reasons that I started this LJ is that I am looking for mentions of Jewish intermarriage as they are posted on the web. I realized immediately that some of the mentions would be on LiveJournal, and that I didn't want to use my existing LJ, which is mainly friends-only, for those.

I have Google Alerts searching for me under a lot of different search terms, and some of them turn up strange things. For whatever reason, "Jewish intermarriage" is the combination that gives me the greatest number of anti-Semites. (By which I mean, people who identify themselves as anti-Semites.) The word "interfaith" gets a lot of really lovely posts about inter-religious dialog. Jewish adoption got me an entry from an anti-fascist group in Birmingham, England, not related to adopting children at all.

Anyway, I would love your search term suggestions.

I have a second post up on the interfaithfamily.com blog here. Someone from my Jewish community read that post and said, "You realize that you are committing to coming to morning minyan, don't you?"

25 February 2008 @ 05:02 pm
I'm not used to this work-related LJ thing. For example, should I be telling you when I post to the work blog? Probably doesn't make much difference, since most of my friends are back on my personal LJ. Oh well, it's my first post, about the Pew Forum US Religious Landscape Survey.
25 February 2008 @ 10:19 am
I am the new Web Editor at interfaithfamily.com, a website that supports the positive inclusion of families with one Jewish partner in the Jewish community. I created this LJ in order to find new writers for the site from among people writing on LJ about related topics. We try to include a variety of viewpoints and approaches on our site, some of which are different from my personal approach, so don't worry if we don't agree 100%--I still might want you to tell your story for us, if you're a good writer. I'm also hoping this can be my account for commenting on journals in order to link people to content on our site that is relevant to what people post here on LJ.