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  • 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
  • The Clash of Religion: A Sister's Point of View

    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.

    Date: 11-09-2006
  • Do We Want to Be Who We Really Are?

    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.

    Date: 11-13-2006
  • Bar and Bat Mitzvah No-shows, Crashers, Non-RSVPs Play Havoc with Best-Laid Plans

    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.

    Date: 06-23-2006
  • Thanksgiving Thoughts

    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.

    Date: 08-01-2006

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