Article Archive

Hanukkah and Christmas

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  • Intermarriage Conference: Expert Calls Intermarriage Key Issue for U.S. Jews

    By Robert Wiener

    A news and personal narrative article about a conference on intermarriage in New Jersey and the stories several families tell about how they meet the challenges posed by creating and raising interfaith families.

    Date: 07-24-2007
  • Raising Consciousness about Interfaith Issues within One Jewish Organization

    By Rebecca Rolnick

    Personal narrative about how the new director of North American Federation of Temple Youth (the Reform movement's youth branch) Northeast Region changed their Institute/Convention date from Christmas, which posed a problem for kids from interfaith families, to New Year's.

    Date: 08-01-2012
  • Better Left Undefined

    By Jasmin Singer

    Personal narrative from the child of a Jewish mother and non-Jewish father (and step-father), about the mixture of Christmas and Hanukkah in her childhood home--and her rejection of religion.

    Date: 08-15-2007
  • Jewish and A Little Bit Christmas

    By Joanne Catz Hartman

    A personal narrative about an interfaith couple who initially introduced their child to all religions and then decided to focus mainly on Judaism to reduce the child’s religious confusion.

    Date: 08-02-2007
  • Malangas and Mangoes with a Cuban Minyan

    By Tina D. Wasserman

    Recipes for Cuban Jewish cooking, with some context on how Cuban cuisine changed after the Revolution.

    Date: 01-25-2007
  • Raising My Kids Jewish, When I'm Protestant

    By Jim Keen

    The personal narrative of a Protestant man raising his daughters Jewish who "helps" them celebrate the Jewish holidays, while they "help" him and his parents celebrate Christmas.

    Date: 07-24-2007
  • The Nativity Story: Responses of an Interfaith Couple

    By Tracy Hahn-Burkett

    Review of The Nativity Story, which relates the events leading up to Jesus’ birth, by an interfaith couple.

    Date: 12-04-2006
  • Mixing without Blending

    By Jane Telluride

    Personal narrative from a Christian intermarried woman who was frustrated the Jewish holidays were observed with greater deference than Christian ones in their home, and decided to change that. 

    Date: 07-26-2007
  • Family Differences

    By Naomi Geschwind

    The personal narrative of a woman who was raised in an interfaith family, recognizing the Jewish holidays in a religious manner, while only secularly celebrating the Christian holidays.

    Date: 08-14-2007
  • Talking about Baby Jesus

    By Rabbi Julie Greenberg

    Professional advice article advising intermarried families not to be afraid to discuss Jesus with their children and to explain that each parent thinks differently about him.

    Date: 11-30-2006

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