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  • Working Out Our Wedding Ceremony Led to Working Out Our Marriage

    By Mindy McMahon

    Personal narrative article about how a Jewish-Catholic couple, despite opposition from both families, married in a ceremony which worked for everyone.

    Date: 08-11-2006
  • When Intermarriage in the Extended Family Affects Our Religious Observance

    By Nancy Reuben Greenfield

    Personal narrative about how an observant family went to visit an intermarried, non-religious family over Shabbat, and their internal and (thanks to their child) verbal debate over whether to "do as the Romans do", or insist on observing th

    Date: 11-09-2006
  • A Jewish Mother's Advice

    By Miriam Weinstein

    Personal narrative about how "it’s as easy to fall in love with someone who is Jewish as with someone who isn’t"... but it’s much more convenient to fall in love with a Jew!

    Date: 11-16-2006
  • Fearing the Holidays

    By Kim Mortellite

    Personal narrative from a non-Jewish woman engaged to a Jewish man who plans on raising their children Jewish struggling with how to balance Hanukkah and Christmas.

    Date: 12-14-2006
  • Dear Rabbi: Jewish Words

    By Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson

    Professional advice from a rabbi to a man whose father-in-law asked him not to use so many "Jewish words" since they make his (non-Jewish) future sister-in-law uncomfortable.

    Date: 11-13-2006
  • Attending My Niece's Bat Mitzvah: A Non-Jewish Perspective

    By Martha Little

    Personal narrative about a non-Jewish relative’s apprehension and discomfort about the religious difference in the family, but her enjoyment of the actual ceremony and her feeling of unity within the family in celebration of her niece’s gro

    Date: 08-11-2006
  • How I Prepared My Kids for Their First Mass and Their Aunt's Catholic Wedding

    By Jeri Zeder

    Personal narrative about how a Jewish mom prepared her children--and herself--to participate in the Catholic wedding of her sister-in-law.

    Date: 11-09-2006
  • The "PG" --Preacher's Girlfriend

    By Magin McKenna

    Personal narrative from a Jewish woman who dated--and married--a Baptist preacher.

    Date: 06-21-2007
  • Why We Chose to Celebrate Passover and Give Up Easter

    By Nancy Laufer

    Personal narrative about why one family chose to learn about the spiritual meaning of Passover as a family, and to give up the glitz of Easter, since the Christian partner was not very religious anyhow.

    Date: 08-07-2006
  • "You Have Shamed Us"

    By Marina Budhos

    Personal narrative from a woman whose Jewish mother was disowned by her grandfather when she married an Indian man from the Caribbean.

    Date: 06-01-2007

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