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  • Involving Both Sides of Our Family in Tzedakah Projects in Preparation for My Son's Bar Mitzvah

    By Debi Tenner

    Personal narrative article describes how the bar mitzvah boy chose a tzedakah project for each of 13 months with a different member of his family, bonding with that person for that month, and working on a project they shared interest in.

    Date: 07-18-2006
  • Experts Agree: Be Jewish Grandparents to Interfaith Grandchildren

    By Elaine Kahn

    Reprinted general information article interviewing Jewish grandparents of interfaith grandchildren.

    Date: 12-06-2006
  • Solving December's "Dilemma": Authors Tackle Interfaith Issues

    By Azell Murphy Cavaan

    Review of The Guide to Jewish Interfaith Family Life, edited by Ed Case and Ronnie Friedland, a compendium of Interfaithfamily.com’s best articles on interfaith families and their Jewish experiences.

    Date: 05-22-2007
  • A Multicultural Passover, a Solemn Easter, and a Celebration of Spring

    By Rabbi Miriam Jerris

    Professional view and personal narrative from the rabbi of the Society for Humanistic Judaism about Passover and Easter celebrations in her household.

    Date: 08-04-2006
  • 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

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