First Half-Jewish Network Blog/Newsletter

October 3, 2011

Hi, Half-Jewish Network members! This is an update and will also test how this blog works as an email newsletter.

Greetings to all of you who are Jewish-identified and observing Rosh Hashanah, the Ten Days of Awe, Yom Kippur (Saturday, October 8), Sukkot (Thursday, October 13) and Simchat Torah (Friday, October 21).

Saturday, October 15 is the saint’s day on the Roman Catholic and Anglican calendars of the great mystic St. Teresa of Avila, the patrilineal grandchild of a Jewish-Christian intermarriage. Her Jewish grandfather and his Christian wife and half-Jewish son were forced to flee one city and move to Avila to escape the Inquisition’s scrutiny.

Advance greetings to everyone, Pagan-identified, secular or just plain partying on Halloween, Monday, October 31.

Advance greetings to all of you who are Christian-identified and will be observing All Saints Day on Tuesday, November 1.

Those of you in Mexico will be observing the Day of the Dead on Wednesday, November 2.

Greetings to our Muslim-identified members observing Eid al-Adha on Monday, November 7.

Update:  I’m in the process of notifying the over 1,000 members of the Half-Jewish Network that we have a new website and that they can now subscribe to this email blog/newsletter.

It will be a slow but steady process, as I cannot just input their email addresses for the newsletter — they must visit the website and sign up. But expect to see the number of  “followers” of this website rise gradually over the next year.

I will be contacting you every few weeks with news about the group and other items of interest. Feel free to post on our “About/Message Board” or answer questions from other half-Jewish people posted there.


Robin Margolis, Coordinator



Filed under Christian Half-Jewish People, Half-Jewish Celebrities, Half-Jewish Network

9 responses to “First Half-Jewish Network Blog/Newsletter

  1. Norman Davis

    Your efforts at running this website are greatly appreciated. I hope to see much more in the future. It is a pleasant feeling to be among those who share multiple religious heritages.

  2. Duality

    Dear Norman: Thank you so much for your kind words! I believe that just as our previous and eventually out-dated website grew in richness and complexity, so this website will gradually also grow in similar ways, bringing all of us company, information and comfort.

    Very cordially,

  3. It was nice to hear from you. Some of us are getting up there in years, I guess when my parents got married in the 30ies it wasn’t so common.I am sure that a lot of people out there would love to share some of their story I think that they should be duly noted for prosperity, my self included. Oh yes Happy New Year (5772) I think. Kindest regards Bruce Crawford Bernhard (Bernheim)

  4. Dear Bruce: Happy New Year (L’Shana Tova) to you as well and much prosperity and happiness in the coming year.


  5. JennyRose

    This is great Robin. Congratulations on all your hard work. It looks fabulous.

    Bruce – I would love to hear your story sometime if you are willing to share it.

  6. Dear JennyRose — thank you for your kind words! I hope that this will be a continuing place of welcome for half-Jewish people on the web.

    Very cordially,

  7. Hello everyone!!! Great to see the site moving forward. Looking forward to progressing the community!!!

  8. Congrad’s on the new site! Looking forward to following all the updates.

    shana tova,

  9. Duality

    Dear Joel:

    Thank you for your kind words! I have always found your newsletter a fount of information on half-Jewish people in Israel and urge other half-Jewish people to subscribe to it.


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