What is the Reform position on clergy officiating at the wedding of a Jew to a person brought up in a different faith?
What is the Reform position on clergy officiating at the wedding of a Jew to a person brought up in a different faith? My fiancée is not Jewish, and doesn't want to convert at this time. We want a Jewish wedding, and plan to raise our children as Jews.
If a Jewish man marries a woman brought up in a different faith, and they have a child, would the Reform Jewish community consider their child to be Jewish?
Historically, since the Rabbinic period (post 70 CE), Jewish status was passed down by the mother.
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