Article Archive

Interfaith Weddings

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  • When Life Gets in the Way of Planning a Wedding

    By Faye Rapoport DesPres

    Personal narrative of a Jewish woman who remarried a French Canadian man in her 40s, and the personal obstacles they faced in putting the wedding together.

    Date: 06-18-2007
  • Whose Life Is It Anyway?: Officiating at an Intermarriage

    By Rabbi Paul H. Levenson

    Professional view by rabbi presenting a typical scenario that occurs when an interfaith couple approaches him asking that he marry them.

    Date: 08-17-2006
  • Counseling Interfaith Couples Who Want Me to Marry Them

    By Rev. Yvonne V. Schaudt

    Professional view by a minister discussing how she immediately hurls the hard questions--conversion and children--at interfaith couples who want her to marry them because she believes that these questions are essential to work out before

    Date: 11-14-2006
  • Once Was Not Enough: Why We Had Three Weddings

    By Bonni Goldberg

    Personal narrative in which intermarried woman describes her three weddings: one before a judge, with no guests, one with her family, and one with their friends.

    Date: 07-18-2006
  • On Becoming a Justice of the Peace

    By Elise Klein

    Personal narrative from a director of an outreach program about how she became a justice of the peace and officiated at a moving wedding between an Orthodox Jewish man and an Irish-Catholic man.

    Date: 06-23-2006
  • Beyond the December Dilemma: I Do!

    By Howard Lovy

    Personal narrative in which engaged couple negotiates over what kind of ceremony and officiant to have. She, an agnostic, wants no mention of God. He, a Jew, wants a rabbi and a Jewish wedding ceremony.  They find a "Humanist-leaning rabbi"

    Date: 07-18-2006
  • Picture This: Old Photographs, New Life

    By Heather Subba

    Personal narrative from a Jewish woman reflecting on her Jewish past and her interfaith future with her Nepalese Hindu husband.

    Date: 06-18-2007
  • Rabbi Takes an Inventive Approach to Intermarriage

    By Judie Jacobson

    Reprint news article about a rabbi who agrees to allow certain others to perform intermarriages in his synagogue, under certain conditions, even though he himself won’t perform them.

    Date: 08-11-2006
  • Our Most Challenging Interfaith Topic: What Religion Would Our Children Have?

    By Jim Keen

    Personal narrative article about the process a couple went through after getting engaged, for two years before they married, trying to decide in what religion to raise their children.

    Date: 07-18-2006
  • From My Perspective: How Joining a Parents of Interfaith Children Group Helped Me

    By Bobbie Friedman

    Personal narrative about how a support group helped a parent deal with her mixed feelings about her daughter’s engagement.  The group helped her feel she was not alone and strengthened her communication with her daughter. Date: 11-14-2006

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