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Ruth Nussbaum and Husband Max Nussbaum, circa 1960s

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Ruth Nussbaum is pictured here with her husband Rabbi Max Nussbaum in the 1960s.
Courtesy of Ruth Nussbaum's obituary in the Jewish Journal on April 27, 2010.
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Ruth Nussbaum is pictured here with her husband Rabbi Max Nussbaum in the 1960s.
Courtesy of Ruth Nussbaum's obituary in the Jewish Journal on April 27, 2010.

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What makes a marriage?

A couple weeks ago, while visiting my parents over the holidays, I overheard something very disturbing. As I made my way from the dining room (occupied by the younger generation) back to the kitchen for a second helping of Indian takeout, I overheard my mother say to the table, "You know, I'm not opposed to arranged marriage."

What is the Jewish "Happily Ever After?"

HBI eZine editor Michelle Cove’s latest book, Seeking Happily Ever After, was profiled at Feministing. I’ve seen news about the book in a couple of places, and there is a documentary film (here’s the trailer of the same name that Cove co-made).

TLC's Sister Wives

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Kody Brown and wives, Meri, Janelle, Christine, and Robyn tell their story on TLC's new reality show, Sister Wives.
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Kody Brown and wives, Meri, Janelle, Christine, and Robyn tell their story on TLC's new reality show, Sister Wives.

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TLC's Sister Wives: A Closer Look

I returned home from my cousin’s wedding Sunday night, happy and exhausted with barely enough energy to flop onto the couch and turn on the TV. That is how I found myself watching the two new episodes of TLC’s Sister Wives, a reality TV show about a modern polygamous family.

"Being welcoming" is an end unto itself

I recently read a piece called "New Study Finds That It’s Not a Lack of Welcome That’s Keeping the Intermarrieds Away" in the eJewish Philanthropy daily e-letter. It explained how a study done by Steven M. Cohen, a sociologist who studies American Jews, determined that it was a lack of "competency" rather than welcome that was keeping intermarried families and their children from engaging with the Jewish community.

Marriage Equality Demonstration, June 14, 2007

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Rally in support of marriage equality at the Massachusetts Constitutional Convention at Boston City Hall, June 14, 2007.
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Rally in support of marriage equality at the Massachusetts Constitutional Convention at Boston City Hall, June 14, 2007.

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Quick Divorce Advertisement

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An advertisement reading "Quick Divorce From $300."

Photo credit: Grant MacDonald.

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An advertisement reading "Quick Divorce From $300."

Photo credit: Grant MacDonald.

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Is intermarriage more likely to end in divorce?

The Washington Post Outlook section featured an interesting article this weekend on a surprising topic---whether or not marrying someone of the same religion is likely to make your marriage more successful. This is particularly relevant to Jews, who now find themselves with an intermarriage rate of almost 50%.

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