Debra Nussbaum Cohen
Debra Nussbaum Cohen is a staff writer for <a href="http://www.thejewishweek.com/">The Jewish Week</a>.
Articles by Debra Nussbaum Cohen
The Nazi Victim Who Forgave Her Perpetrators
As a young child, Eva Mozes Kor was a subject of Dr. Mengele’s horrific human experiments. Decades later, she made headlines for granting ‘amnesty’ to a physician who worked alongside the notorious Nazi doctor. Here’s Mozes Kor’s story in her own words.
Historic Rituals for Welcoming Jewish Daughters
Long before the creation of contemporary ceremonies for girls, some Jewish communities had special customs.
Development of Brit Bat
The past three decades have seen the development of this ceremony with ancient roots and contemporary wings.
The Elements of a Brit Bat Jewish Welcoming Ceremony
Despite the relative newness and great varieties of welcoming ceremonies for girls, a basic structure appears to have emerged.
Interfaith Baby Namings
Planning a ceremony when your family is multi-faith or multi-cultural.
Planning and Celebrating Your Daughter’s Brit Bat
Parents face many choices in preparing a welcoming ceremony and party for their baby girl.
The Lives of Interfaith Families
Recent research on the formation of religious identity in interfaith families.
A 2001 study conducted by the Jewish Outreach Institute evaluates the efficacy of outreach programs.
Traditionalism Confronts Lifecycle Innovation
Traditionalist Jews have many objections to new, or renewed, lifecycle ceremonies.