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Extended Family Relationships

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  • Honor Thy Father and Thy Mother: Reflections on Being Part of An Interfaith Family

    By Rabbi Reena Waseman Judd

    Personal narrative about a rabbi who married a Jew-by-choice, and is extremely close with her husband’s family although the couple is raising their children Jewish and don’t participate in his extended family’s Christian holiday celebrat

    Date: 11-07-2006
  • Learning to Forgive Myself

    By Marlene Beach

    Article about woman who struggles with accepting her intermarried children’s choices to actively participate as Christians and to raise their children as Christians.

    Date: 12-03-2006
  • Where Do We Come From? Do We Know Where We Are Going?

    By Sol Levin

    Personal narrative from an intermarried man describing his parents (both survivors) and how their experiences instilled in him the importance of Jewish continuity.  He describes how he wanted to marry a Jew, but ultimately felt good about mar

    Date: 08-02-2006
  • Passage to India

    By Carol Kort

    Personal narrative from a Jewish woman whose brother left to live on an ashram in India 32 years ago and now longer practices Judaism or identifies as Jewish.

    Date: 11-07-2006
  • A Star of David in a Land of the Crescent

    By Miriam Emons

    Personal narrative by a Jewish woman whose family was living in the MIddle East, where she fell in love with a Muslim man, but realized that the pressure of being surrounded by his family and culture, with its differing societal expectations, would be

    Date: 01-03-2007
  • My Jewpanese Wedding

    By Paul Golin

    Personal narrative from a Jewish man about his attempts to include his wife’s Japanese culture in their interfaith wedding, held at a synagogue.

    Date: 06-15-2007
  • Marrying Off a Daughter as a Values Clarification Exercise

    By Dr. Ruth Nemzoff

    Personal Narrative about a mother’s efforts to connect with her daughter’s Iranian in-laws before the wedding to prevent an awkward ceremony, and to establish an ongoing relationship.

    Date: 06-19-2007
  • Tips for Responding to Insensitive Comments About Interfaith Families

    By Sarah Litvin

    A series of tips from outreach experts on how children and adults should respond when they hear negative comments about intermarriage.

    Date: 08-24-2006
  • Grandparents as Spiritual Guides for the Family

    By Janet Strassman Perlmutter

    Reprinted professional view article about grandparents’ role as spiritual guides.

    Date: 12-22-2006
  • Not Really Jewish?

    By Rachel Sarah

    Rachel Sarah was raised in a Jewish family with a non-Jewish mother, but when she was 16, a Hassidic rabbi told her she wasn’t Jewish. After shunning the Jewish community for many years, she is now raising her child Jewish… but worri

    Date: 08-01-2012

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