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  • Daughter of the Covenant

    By Keren R. McGinity

    A personal narrative from a Jewish woman married to a non-Jewish Irish man about the journey to their daughter’s unique baby-naming ceremony--replete with bagpipes.

    Date: 06-21-2006
  • When Children Raise Jewish Parents

    By Christina Pertus Hendelman

    Personal narrative from a non-Jew who’s struggling with the decision to have a bris and reluctant to give up Christmas.

    Date: 08-01-2012
  • Strangest Looks

    By Amy Dominy

    Personal narrative of a woman whose non-Jewish in-laws were horrified at her plans for a bris.

    Date: 08-01-2012
  • Children's Grief Reactions to the Death of a Loved One: What to Expect

    By Rabbi Earl A. Grollman

    Professional advice article offering practical advice on how to help a child deal with the loss of a loved one, with information on different ways children express grief.

    Date: 07-18-2006
  • Thoughts on Being a Bubbie

    By Mae Rockland Tupa

    Personal narrative by a bubbie (Jewish grandmother), all of whose grandchildren are being raised as Jews, despite changes in a family complexion due to divorce and intermarriage.

    Date: 11-27-2006
  • An Email Conversation between Father and Daughter

    By Gail Wertheimer

    An e-mail an intermarried woman sent to her father, who was concerned about how her kids could have a strong Jewish identity if their father didn’t convert to Judaism.

    Date: 11-09-2006
  • The Passover Invitation: An Inclusive Approach to Passover

    By Rabbi Julie Greenberg

    Professional advice about discussion questions that will engage non-Jews in a Passover seder

    Date: 08-07-2006
  • Dear Rabbi: Jewish Woman Married to Muslim Man, Raising His Christian Children

    By Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson

    A rabbi gives advice to a Jewish woman raising her Muslim husband’s children as Jews until her father-in-law, upset at the arrangement, causes her husband to become abusive and unwilling to allow the children to practive Judaism.

    Date: 06-14-2007
  • Meeting the Parents of Your Jewish Daughter's Catholic Fiance

    By Tom Muchel

    Personal Narrative about all the tensions and negotiations that went on within and between the families when a Jewish woman married a Catholic man, both from observant backgrounds.

    Date: 08-01-2012
  • The Best of InterfaithFamily.com: Our Picks

    By InterfaithFamily

    Compilation of InterfaithFamily.com's staff's selections for their favorite articles from 1998-2006.

    Date: 07-17-2007

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