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  • What's in a Name? Maybe Too Much!

    By The Jewish Outreach Institute

    Professional view from the Jewish Outreach Institute about the great stress an interfaith family feels when a child is born, and recommends choosing names before the birth and before the pregnancy if possible, to help mitigate that stress whe

    Date: 07-18-2006
  • Single Situations: My Cousin's Wedding

    By Dana Greene

    Opinion piece and personal narrative from a columnist about her cousin’s interfaith marriage, and whether she should see it as a loss to the Jewish people, or a wonderful tale of true love.

    Date: 08-16-2006
  • Flexibility Is Key

    By Nancy Laufer

    Personal narrative by a non-Jewish woman whose parents were at first relieved when she married a nice Jewish boy, but later felt hurt that their grandchildren were not being taught their family traditions.

    Date: 05-31-2007
  • Family Has Faith That Religious Diversity in the Home Will Work

    By Jill McDonnell

    A personal narrative about an interfaith family in Missouri who is raising Jewish kids.

    Date: 06-15-2007
  • Tested through Conversion: A Tale of Sibling Love

    By Elaine K. Markowitz

    A personal narrative about a woman whose sister and best friend disapproved of her conversion to Judaism until realizing how happy it made her.

    Date: 06-11-2007
  • When an Intermarriage Doesn't Work Out: Problematic Situations That I Have Encountered as a Rabbi

    By Rabbi Sanford Seltzer

    Professional view from a rabbi describing some of the problematic interfaith relationships he has encountered, with advice for how to avoid them: discuss children and religious and cultural experience and values early, and listen.

    Date: 07-26-2007
  • Jewish Spirituality from an Unlikely Source

    By Edie Mueller

    The personal narrative of a woman whose devoutly Catholic mother-in-law inspired her to reconnect with Judaism and raise her daughter as Jewish.

    Date: 06-07-2007
  • My Husband's First Passover: Old, New and Renovated

    By Emily Cappo

    Personal narrative describing the authorís non-Jewish husbandís first Passover seder at her parents' house--his discomfort, lack of familiarity, and how all that has changed over†time.

    Date: 08-01-2012
  • Planning "Far Enough"

    By Rosanne Levitt

    Advice from an outreach professional responding to What Will We Do About Christmas? (When the Grandparents Are Gone).

    Date: 12-18-2006
  • The Beastie Boys, Jesus and Me

    By Ezra Werb

    Personal narrative from a Jewish man who is unsure how his parents will react to his Mormon girlfriend.

    Date: 02-09-2007

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