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Divorce and Step-Family

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  • Untitled

    By Maya Gottfried

    Personal narrative from the child of a Jewish father and non-Jewish mother who was exploring Judaism--until an Orthodox rebbetzin informed her she wasn’t Jewish.

    Date: 01-18-2007
  • Mourning Rachel

    By Paula Lee Hellman

    Personal narrative about a step-interfaith family and how they respectfully honored each other’s feelings when planning a funeral, yet how the Jewish mourner feels most comforted b

    Date: 07-18-2006
  • Dispatch from the Institute: Divorce and the Interfaith Couple

    By Gail Quets

    Professsional advice and list of dos and don’ts of how to comfort and think about a newly divorced intermarried partner and why that divorce happened. 

    Date: 12-10-2006
  • American As Apple Pie

    By Susan C. Richard

    Personal narrative about a gay woman’s interfaith hetero- and homo-sexual relationships, and her journey back to Judaism.

    Date: 07-26-2007
  • Single, and Together at Last: The story of Kay Harris

    By Debra B. Darvick

    Reprinted personal narrative about a woman who converted to Judaism to marry her husband, and after their divorce found that it had actually become her own.

    Date: 07-26-2007
  • Translating Between Two Worlds: An Interview with Rebecca Walker

    By Judith Bolton-Fasman

    Profile of Rebecca Walker, daughter or Alice Walker and Mel Leventhal, and author of her new memoir Black White and Jewish: Autobiography of a Shifting Self.

    Date: 02-22-2007
  • Sitting Shiva

    By Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson

    Professional advice from a rabbi explaining why, traditionally, those in mourning cover the mirrors in their house while sitting shiva:  so they won’t be distracted from their mourning with trivial things like appearences.

    Date: 08-10-2006
  • Finding Comfort in Jewish Ritual After the Loss of My Catholic Father

    By Joyce Schwartz

    Personal narrative in which Jew-by-choice mourned Jewishly for her Catholic father and her Jewish husband gave a eulogy at the Catholic service.

    Date: 07-18-2006
  • Dear Wendy: My Intermarried Son Is Getting Divorced

    By Wendy Weltman Palmer

    Professional advice Dear Wendy article in which grandmother asks advice about what she can do when her intermarried son divorces and she is worried about the religious future of her granddaughter.

    Date: 07-26-2007
  • 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

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