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Family Issues

The Spirituality of Setting Limits: Reflections on Parenting and Discipline

Rabbi Shai Gluskin offers a personal reflection on setting limits as a parent and the personal growth he experienced as a result of deeply engaging with that aspect of parenting. The author looks towards some of the language of Jewish mysticism to help explain the balance of unconditional and conditional love; both are needed in the raising of children.
Type: Article

Jews and Fellow Travelers: Appreciating the Gifts of Non-Jewish Partners

Rabbi Harris's article, written after his workshop at the 2004 JRF Convention, focuses on the benefits that non-Jews, mostly with Jewish partners, bring to the community. Harris leads us away from the "framework of cost," to open up the conversation on intermarriage.
Type: RT Article

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