Article Archive

Divorce and Step-Family

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  • Adult Children of Intermarriage: Their Stories

    By Miriam Weinstein

    The stories of three adults raised in interfaith households and the religious decisions, or lack of religion, that they have made for their children.

    Date: 08-09-2007
  • Divorced, Traditional Mother of Two with a Non-Jewish Boyfriend

    By Jennifer Pacquette

    Personal narrative by a traditionally observant Jewish woman and her relationship with a non-Jewish boyfriend, and the benefits and challenges of the situation for herself and her two kids. 

    Date: 07-26-2007
  • Divorce and the Interfaith Family

    By Rabbi Jeffrey A. Marx

    Professional advice from a rabbi about how divorced interfaith parents tend to seek solice in their own religious traditions, and how it is essential that families include a binding decision on the children’s religious upbringing in the divorce docu

    Date: 07-26-2007
  • A Distillation of Life: "Reflections on Our First High Holidays"

    By Elisha Aharon

    Personal narrative by a Jew-by-choice who is excited to share his first Rosh Hashanah with his love, a Catholic woman who wants to convert to Judaism, and who has two Catholic children.

    Date: 08-02-2006
  • Divorced, Not Jewish, but My Kids Are

    By Daniel Little

    Personal narrative from a divorced, formerly intermarried man who is, and always has been, supportive and appreciative of his children’s strong Jewish identities (and other accomplishments). 

    Date: 07-26-2007
  • The Last Christmas Tree

    By Elaine K. Markowitz

    Article about an older interfaith couple with grown children who married and the wife converted to Judaism and discovered a way to deal with giving up Christmas, by dividing her beloved Christmas tree ornaments and plastic treeamong her ch

    Date: 11-15-2006
  • When an Intermarriage Doesn't Work Out: Problematic Situations That I Have Encountered as a Rabbi

    By Rabbi Sanford Seltzer

    Professional view from a rabbi describing some of the problematic interfaith relationships he has encountered, with advice for how to avoid them: discuss children and religious and cultural experience and values early, and listen.

    Date: 07-26-2007
  • Jewish, Arab MKs Slam Order to Deny Citizenship to Children of Israeli-Palestinian Couples

    By Dan Izenberg

    Reprinted news article about controversy over a new Israeli law that grants automatic citizenship to children of interfaith Israeli-Palestinian parents.

    Date: 07-27-2006
  • Interfaith Utopia

    By Alizah Salario

    Personal narrative from the daughter of a Jewish father and Greek Orthodox mother who was raised "both."

    Date: 07-30-2007
  • The Disappearing Christmas Tree: One Interfaith Step-Family's Complex Holiday Solution

    By Paula Lee Hellman

    Personal narrative about a Jewish woman who re-married a Jewish man after they had both been in interfaith relationships.  In their house, they decided not to have a Christmas tree, much to their childrens’ chagrin.

    Date: 08-09-2006

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