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  • "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
  • The Best Gift for Your Unborn Children

    By Rabbi Julie Greenberg

    A rabbi shares her view on interfaith families raising children with exposure to each parent’s religious background.

    Date: 07-24-2007
  • Seeds

    By Reika Dutta

    Personal narrative from an Indian woman whose sister is married to a Jewish man about the subtle ways racism and anti-Semitism can seep into families’ attitudes toward their in-laws.

    Date: 01-02-2007
  • An Alternative to the Traditional Hagaddah for Your Interfaith Seder

    By Marlena Thompson

    Review of Nan Meyer’s The Inter-Faith Family Seder Book, which the reviewer describes as scoring "very high marks on accessibility, but falls a bit short when it comes to maintaining a sense of tradition."

    Date: 08-10-2006
  • Trying to Keep the Tradition Alive

    By Marlene Beach

    Personal narrative describing a grandmother’s disappointment that she cannot share her childhood Passover memories with her Christian grandchildren, but her appreciation that she can share with them why being Jewish is

    Date: 01-15-2007
  • Here for the Holidays

    By Charlotte Honigman-Smith

    Personal narrative about a woman from an interfaith family discussing how Thanksgiving in her interfaith diverse house is often a stressful time, and how it’s been changing as everyone has aged--which reminds her of the various needs the grayin

    Date: 11-16-2006

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