Jewish, Christian, Chewish, or Eschewish:
Interfaith Marriage Pathways for the New Millennium
by Reeve Robert Brenner

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Jewish, Christian, Chewish, or Eschewish:
Interfaith Marriage Pathways for the New Millennium



by Reeve Robert Brenner

 

-- TABLE OF CONTENTS --


[ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS]
[DEDICATION]


>>> PREFACE: INTRODUCTION

[ Intro | Regarding My Own Background | Ten Subjects, Issues, Themes and Propositions | The Decision-Making Process ]


>>> CHAPTER ONE: WHO IS A JEW?

[ The Four Pillars Upholding The Mansion of Jewish Identity | The Image of a Tree | The Synagogue, Identity and Jewish Descent | Who is a Jew? | The Image of the Mansion ]


>>> CHAPTER TWO: ISRAEL - THE JEWISH PEOPLE

[ The Jewish People | On the Mathematics of Interfaith Marriages ]


>>> CHAPTER THREE: MARRIAGE, FAMILY, CHILDREN’S IDENTITY - TOWARD REWORKING DEFINITIONS

[ Marriage, Family, Children’s Identity - Toward Reworking Definitions | Why Most Authorities Oppose This View| Justifying the Non-Traditional Viewpoint | Types of Marriages | Jewish Mothers of Christian Children | On The Identity of the Children | Raising a Jewish Child | On Defining Who Is a Jew ]


>>> CHAPTER FOUR: ASCENDING LINEALITY, RETROJECTED IDENTITY, EQUALINEALITY, AND THE THREE MARITAL TRANSACTIONS

[ About Unwieldy Neologisms | Maternal and Paternal Descent | A Look At The Past | Ascending Descending | On The Beliefs Of A Settled Sojourner | The Three Marital Transactions | Deciding For A Christian Home | A Final Word About Marital Transactions ]


>>> CHAPTER FIVE: THE FOUR PATHWAYS: JEWISH, CHRISTIAN, CHEWISH (Both) or ESCHEWISH (Neither)

[ The Four Pathways | One Intersection: Four Pathways | On Delegating Parental Responsabilities | When Chewish Becomes Eschewish | A Newborn Religion | Chewish Half-Jews And Exposed | Siblings | Adults After Choosing | The Christian Route | The Jewish Route ]


>>> CHAPTER SIX: CHOOSING JUDAISM BY BACKING INTO IT

[ Backing Into Judaism | Backing Into The Jewish Pathway | The Rabbi’s Presence | On Minimalist Attitudes | Torah And Judaism ]


>>> CHAPTER SEVEN: THE FOUR AGE-APPROPRIATE DIALOGUES

[ The Four Age-Appropriate Dialogs | A Prediction | The Other Options | Interracial Households | All Or None Of The Above | Reform Rabbis And Interfaith Weddings | Jewish Leadership And Interfaith Marriages ]


>>> CHAPTER EIGHT: CONVERSION AND CONVERGENCE

[ Conversion And Convergence | What Is A Conversion? | The Emergence Of Convergence | Conversion And Status Change | DNA And Conversion/Convergence | On The Issue Of "Purity" | Conversion: The Process And The Ritual | Status Changes: A Case Study Of Mother And Son | Discouraging The Conversion Candidate | Conversion For The Sake Of Marriage | Jewish Practices | A Conversion Catalogue | On The Discouragement Of Converts | Convergence-To-Be: The Future ]


>>> CHAPTER NINE: JUDAISM, CHRISTIANITY, ISLAM - CONTRASTS

[ Judaism, Christianity, Islam - Contrasts | What Jews Think About Jesus | Three Branching Points | Conclusion ]


>>> CHAPTER TEN: THINKING ABOUT THINKING ABOUT GOD

[ Thinking About Thinking About God | Other Approaches To God Thinking | At Synagogue Services | Concluding Perspectives On God: A Primer Anthology ]


>>> CONCLUSION: BOOK CONCLUSION


>>> END NOTES: FOOTNOTES AND GLOSSARY


 

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