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I love your article. My Mom’s a quaker and my Dad’s a very reform jew. My sister and I were raised as both. Just like you, we went to synagogue on friday and church on sunday, and we’re all okay! You are the first person outside i’ve heard of that did that as a kid.
I married a very reform Catholic who is okay with jewish kids, althoug i would still take them to church. I still go to all holiday services at both church and temple. YEA! for interfaith kids.
Isaac, I really enjoyed your article. I am reading it literally an hour before I head to my mother’s house for what my mother described as a kind of non-Seder Passover dinner. My wife isn’t Jewish, and my daughter, who is really a step- daughter, was raised Christian, but really loves the traditions and the gifts (both spiritually and physically) of celebrating Jewish holidays. I was looking for something that I might read for tonight’s Passover dinner, and I just may read your story and then add my own words at the end. Continue enjoying your life and good luck with the pursuit of knowledge and contentment.
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