"The Rabbi's Daughter"

She's two-years old, Jewish, speaks English and Hebrew - and is African American. Who is she? Our daughter, of course!

A rabbi discusses the challenges of transracial adoption and religion.
"What would you think if we were to adopt an African-American baby?” I asked my older brother one evening. “I don’t think you should,” he said. “It would just be too hard to raise a child of another race.” Deborah and I raised a conspiratorial eyebrow at one another. My brother didn’t know that we were already in the process of adopting an African-American child, a girl who was to be born in less than a month. Fast-forward two and ...

She’s two-years old, Jewish, speaks English and Hebrew—and is African American. Who is she? Our daughter, of course!


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