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  • Meeting the Parents of Your Jewish Daughter's Catholic Fiance

    By Tom Muchel

    Personal Narrative about all the tensions and negotiations that went on within and between the families when a Jewish woman married a Catholic man, both from observant backgrounds.

    Date: 08-01-2012
  • The Best of InterfaithFamily.com: Our Picks

    By InterfaithFamily

    Compilation of InterfaithFamily.com's staff's selections for their favorite articles from 1998-2006.

    Date: 07-17-2007
  • How Religious Differences Came Between Us

    By Elyn Perzley

    Article about interfaith couple raising Jewish daughters whose non-Jewish relatives resent their keeping kosher and not raising the kids as Catholics.

    Date: 08-01-2012
  • How I Honored My (Sort of) Christian Parents at My Jewish Wedding

    By Alice Waugh

    Personal narrative about how a couple planned their Jewish wedding carefully, so as to include the non-Jewish, atheist parents.

    Date: 07-05-2006
  • From Easter Eggs to Afikomen, Hunting for a Deeper Meaning

    By Brianne Kruger Nadeau

    Personal narrative describing the religious journey of a child of intermarried parents, who now only celebrates Passover (not Easter) in the spring.

    Date: 08-10-2006
  • How My Non-Jewish Father Embraced My Interfaith Family's Bar Mitzvah

    By Sue Repko

    A personal narrative from a non-Jewish mom discussing her child’s bar mitzvah: how they created an informational booklet, how she felt about the ceremony, and her father’s enthusiastic response to the event.

    Date: 06-23-2006
  • Christmas, Hanukkah and the Interfaith Family

    By InterfaithFamily

    Suggestions for how to celebrate Hanukkah (Chanukah) and Christmas in interfaith families, including volunteering, doing both and celebrating one at home and one at relatives'.

    Date: 12-07-2008
  • One Family's Bat Mitzvah Story

    By Helen Belitsky

    Profile of an interfaith family that had been non-religious until they attended a Bar Mitzvah of a family friend, sparking the daughter’s interest in having one herself. Gradually,

    Date: 07-18-2006
  • New Styles in Chuppot (Wedding Canopies)

    By Helen Belitsky

    Personal narrative about a couple who sent out small quite squares with their wedding invitations, and thus created a patchwork chuppah which physically and symbolically captured the creativity and love of family and friends in their new

    Date: 08-10-2006
  • Conversions Emerging as Major Issue Facing Adoptive Jewish Parents

    By Johanna Ginsberg

    Reprinted news article about Jewish adoption agencies and the tendency of birth mothers not to choose Jewish adopted parents for their children since they want their kids to have Christmas.

    Date: 11-05-2006

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