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  • Four Generations Living Together: An Interfaith Mosaic

    By Margery Clapp

    Personal narrative by a Jewish woman whose mother lives with her, and whose daughter, her Christian husband, and their children have lived with her too, making it hard for the older generations to ignore or not have input into their religious

    Date: 11-13-2006
  • Mourning Rachel

    By Paula Lee Hellman

    Personal narrative about a step-interfaith family and how they respectfully honored each other’s feelings when planning a funeral, yet how the Jewish mourner feels most comforted b

    Date: 07-18-2006
  • "Don't Worry, Mom"

    By Judith Fishman Bard

    Personal narrative by the mother of an intermarried son expressing her love and thanks to him and his wife for their religious decision to raise their two daughters as Jews.

    Date: 12-05-2006
  • Dispatch from the Institute: Divorce and the Interfaith Couple

    By Gail Quets

    Professsional advice and list of dos and don’ts of how to comfort and think about a newly divorced intermarried partner and why that divorce happened. 

    Date: 12-10-2006
  • A Path to God

    By Edie Mueller

    A personal narrative of a woman whose trip to Israel inspired a love for Judaism and prayer, and she grew to understand that people of different religions must worship in their own ways.

    Date: 06-07-2007
  • Is Avoiding Birth Ceremonies Really a Good Option?

    By Ruth Goldberger

    Professional view about the negative consequences for a child when a couple can’t agree on which religion to raise the child in and then decide to do "both."

    Date: 07-17-2007
  • Dear Wendy: A Question about My Daughter's Bat Mitzvah

    By Wendy Weltman Palmer

    Professional advice "Dear Wendy" article about a Catholic woman whose parents did not approve of her raising Jewish children and who now has to decide whether to invite them to her daughter’s Bat Mitzvah.

    Date: 11-07-2006
  • Family Secrets and Tensions

    By Nina Amir Lacey

    Personal narrative by a Jewish woman whose husband converted, and who is raising Jewish kids, yet who has never discussed the religious upbringing of her children with her in-laws, and knows that they are uncomfortable with hearing their grandchildren

    Date: 11-13-2006
  • Admiring My Parents' Religious Tolerance

    By Rabbi Jim Morgan

    The personal narrative of man whose family approved of his conversion to Judaism after becoming engaged to a Jewish woman.

    Date: 06-11-2007
  • A Different Spring Dilemma

    By Penina Hoffnung

    Purim and Easter fell together, so the author's father-in-law could help her make kosher cannoli for Easter and cuccidati for Purim.

    Date: 04-14-2008

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