Article Discussion: On Learning That My Jewish Son Would Raise His Daughter Catholic

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April 10, 2009 at 4:13 pm #1384

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January 19, 2014 at 11:39 pm #20137

At A Loss

I have a difficult situation that was just presented to my husband and I. I am a Jewish woman whom remarried a Jewish man 16 years ago. My first husband and his family are all Jewish. Our eldest son and his Catholic girlfriend announced a baby is on the way. This is a very new relationship and she has a 2 year old son from a previous relationship. The baby daddy is a non participant in the child’s life but the extended family are also Catholic. Oy Vey. How do I make my feelings known to this young woman about the importance of our faith, beliefs and traditions. You will say it is up to my son to determine and express but they are very young and don’t even know enough about themselves let alone to raise a baby especially with the problems that different faiths can present

January 21, 2014 at 3:10 pm #20139

Lindsey Silken

Dear “At a Loss,” I think you will find this blog post by Rabbi Robyn Frisch, director of InterfaithFamily/Philadelphia helpful: http://www.interfaithfamily.com/blog/iff/parenting/advice-for-jewish-parents-when-your-child-gets-engaged-to-someone-who-isnt-jewish/. It focuses more on marriage, and this helpful article focuses more on grandchildren: http://www.interfaithfamily.com/relationships/grandparenting/Sharing_Your_Faith_with_Your_Grandchildren.shtml.

February 13, 2014 at 2:36 am #20163

PhxMom

My heart goes out to you.
I think the best you will be able to do–if they allow you to do so–is to provide as many positive Jewish experiences as possible. They may not be overtly religious, like taking your grandchild to a Chanukah carnival.

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