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Extended Family Relationships

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  • Call Me Old Fashioned, But...

    By C. Andrew Martin

    Personal narrative by the non-Jewish partner of a rabbi describing his experiences in synagogue, and his thoughts about the obligations of his unique relationship.

    Date: 01-08-2007
  • Musings about My Catholic Grandchildren from the Desk of Rabbi Miriam Jerris

    By Rabbi Miriam Jerris

    Professional advice and personal narrative from a rabbi who realizes that her Christian grandchildren do not know her very well, and is unsure of how they can connect on a more personal level at such a young age.

    Date: 12-05-2006
  • Mourner's Kaddish

    By Andi Rosenthal

    Personal narrative of a Jew-by-choice describing her questions, thoughts and emotions at the funeral of her beloved Catholic aunt.  She feels connected to her family through experience and to her aunt through faith, regardless of religion.

    Date: 11-14-2006
  • A Mother's Feelings on Intermarriage

    By Zell Schulman

    Personal narrative excerpt from a Jewish woman’s diary about her feelings of betrayal and upset when two of her children intermarried, and the process she went through to accept the intermarriages. 

    Date: 12-06-2006
  • The German Son-in-Law

    By Joan Millman

    Personal narrative about Jewish woman trying to come to terms with her German son-in-law and her daughter’s choice not to raise her children in any religion.

    Date: 11-07-2006
  • Beatles Wisdom

    By Amy Elkes

    Personal narrative by an interdating Jewish woman who was nervous about bringing her non-Jewish boyfriend to meet her Holocaust-survivor grandparents.

    Date: 08-01-2012
  • A Jew-by-Choice's Perspective on Her Teenage Daughter's Interdating

    By Paula C. Yablonsky

    Personal narrative in which a Jew-by-choice shares how she handles the topic of interdating with her teenage daughter.

    Date: 08-21-2007
  • The Blessing of Two Mothers

    By Peggy Dorf

    Personal narrative from a woman who didn’t expect to intermarry but did--and received the blessing of her mother and her Catholic husband’s mother.

    Date: 08-01-2012
  • On Out of Faith and Intermarriage: The Director's Perspective

    By Lisa Leeman

    Opinion piece from the director of the documentary Out of Faith on how to restore families divided by the issue of intermarriage.

    Date: 06-18-2007
  • Part Three in a Series of Reviews of Books for Christians about Judaism: Review of Introducing My Faith and My Community

    By Cheryl F. Coon

    Review of Introducing My Faith and My Community, by Rabbi Kerry Olitzky, a welcoming guide about Judaism’s toughest questions for interfaith couples and families.

    Date: 01-17-2007

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