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  • The Gift We Couldn't Refuse

    By Diana Zankowsky

    Her mother-in-law really wanted her son's family to have a Christmas tree, so she chopped one down for them herself.

    Date: 12-05-2008
  • The Greatest Game: Playing Dreidel in Iowa

    By Susan Freudenheim

    Personal narrative from a Jewish woman who visited--and at first feared--her husband’s devout Catholic family in Iowa.

    Date: 12-18-2006
  • Counting our Blessings at Thanksgiving

    By Karyn Cook Zafran

    Personal narrative from a Catholic woman hosting her parents and her Jewish in-laws for Thanksgiving for the first time.

    Date: 08-01-2012
  • Grieving Jewishly, for the First Time

    By Valerie Cooper

    Sitting shiva as a non-Jew gave her a deeper glimpse of the beautiful traditions--and strong sense of community--that Judaism embodies.

    Date: 03-27-2008
  • The Whys and Wherefores of Being Jewish: Review of The Jewish Book of Why

    By Marlena Thompson

    Review of The Jewish Book of Why, by Alfred J. Kolatch, a compendium of questions and answers regarding Jewish customs, culture, and spirituality.

    Date: 01-20-2007
  • The Accidental Intermarriage

    By Abby Spotts

    Personal narrative from a Jewish woman from a Conservative home who never expected to marry a Catholic but did.

    Date: 05-30-2007
  • Dear Rabbi: What's in a Mother-in-Law?

    By Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson

    Professional advice column in which a rabbi advises a woman having trouble getting along with her mother-in-law that it is an important relationship and one she needs to work on.

    Date: 11-20-2006
  • "In the Mix": Coming Out as Intermarried

    By Julie Wiener

    Personal narrative and op-ed about the fear some Jewish communal professionals have about telling their co-workers that they’re intermarried.

    Date: 06-01-2007
  • Don't Sweat the Jewish Stuff

    By Nina Amir Lacey

    A mother worries whether her non-Jewish family and friends will feel comfortable at her son's bar mitzvah.

    Date: 02-21-2008
  • My Jewish Mother-in-Law Loves Me Even Though I'm Not Jewish

    By Amanda Martignetti

    A non-Jewish woman in a Catholic-Jewish marriage discusses her relationship with her Jewish in-laws.

    Date: 03-05-2009

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