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.
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
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.
By Magin McKenna
Personal narrative from a Jewish woman who dated--and married--a Baptist preacher.
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.
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.
By Marylin Greene
Personal narrative by a Jewish woman who knew nothing about her intermarried brother’s plans for his children’s religious upbringing until she recieved an invitation to a baptism, and she and her mother feel angry and upset.
By Dr Gary A. Tobin
Reprinted professional view contrasting the mythic (close-knit, proud, homogenous) Jewish American family from the real (interfaith, diverse, dispersed) one.
By Ronnie Caplane
Reprinted general information and personal narrative about Bar and Bat Mitzvah preparations and how to handle people who don’t respond to the invitations or who respond and then don’t show up.
By Rabbi Kerry M. Olitzky
Reprinted professional advice about Thanksgiving as an opportunity to discuss family religious observance in preparation for the upcoming December holidays.