Article Archive

Interfaith Weddings

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  • We Have the Bride and Groom--All We Need Are the Parents

    By Hal Schneider

    Personal narrative from a Jewish man whose parents wouldn’t attend his Jewish wedding to his non-Jewish Hawaiian bride--but did attend his second, secular ceremony.

    Date: 06-23-2006
  • Interfaith Weddings: Honoring Both Sets of Parents

    By Ben Dubrovsky

    Personal narrative/opinion piece suggests that focusing on shared values rather than religious differences is the way to create an inclusive, meaningful wedding ceremony and relationship with (in his case non-Jewish) in-laws.

    Date: 07-05-2006
  • Mixed Background Times Three

    By Marc Tyler Nobelman

    Personal narrative in which an American Jewish man recounts the religious, historical, and cultural tensions of dating and marrying a German Protestant woman.

    Date: 11-27-2006
  • How I Counsel Interfaith Couples before Their Wedding

    By Ron Li-Paz

    Professional view article about how a cantor counsels interfaith couples before he marries them, encouraging them to choose one religion for their future children and for their family, as something that will help bind them together as a family.

    Date: 07-18-2006
  • Why I Changed My Mind

    By Rabbi Arthur P. Nemitoff

    Professional view article explaining why a rabbi will now officiate at interfaith weddings and the conditions under which he will do so.

    Date: 08-17-2006
  • Our Non-Religious Jewish Wedding

    By Naomi Rockler-Gladen

    Personal narrative about the wedding of a Jewish woman and her husband, who came from a devout Christian family but has since rejected organized religion.

    Date: 06-18-2007
  • Blessing Mixed-Faith Couples in the United Kingdom

    By Rabbi Aaron Goldstein

    Professional view by a rabbi and Liberal Judaism outreach worker in the UK who explains his movement’s stance on interfaith marriage:  it is the only branch in the UK that sanctions interfaith marriages and accepts interfaith fam

    Date: 11-14-2006
  • My Son's Intermarriage

    By Raquel Stabinski-Leib

    Personal Narrataive about how shocked and disappointed a woman is when her son tells her he is engaged to a non-Jewish woman. Gradually, though, she becomes more accepting.

    Date: 06-19-2007
  • The Blogging Bride

    By Julie Daneman

    Personal narrative about her wedding day from Julie Daneman, 2007 weddings blogger for

    Date: 06-15-2007
  • The Shrinking Crucifix

    By Elaine K. Markowitz

    Personal Narrative in which a Jewish mother whose son is being married to a Catholic woman in a church by a cantor and priest is first horrified by the huge cross in the church, yet when she returns on the wedding day, the cros

    Date: 07-05-2006

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