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  • 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
  • Interfaith Questions Faced by a Jewish-Puerto Rican Couple

    By Sheryl Santiago

    Personal narrative from a Jewish woman who married a Puerto Rican non-Jewish man and raised their child Jewish.

    Date: 01-25-2007
  • How Kosher Is Christy's Bat Mitzvah?

    By Ron Li-Paz

    Professional advice from the cantor at Valley Outreach Synagogue in California, who says interfaith bar/bat mitzvahs should not require conversions, and the non-Jewish parent should be welcomed.

    Date: 07-06-2006
  • Locked Doors

    By Vered Levy-Barzilai

    Reprinted news article about the Orthodox gay community, and their scholarly and social efforts to gain acceptance.

    Date: 01-08-2007
  • A Jewish Mother Sings the Interfaith Wedding Blues

    By Pearl Choset Salkin

    Opinion/Editorial by a Jewish woman who was invited to 5 family weddings, 4 of which were to non-Jews. She wonders what will happen with her own children and how she will respond if they marry non-Jews.

    Date: 06-19-2007
  • When the Interfaith Couple Considers Adoption

    By Ellen S. Glazer

    Professional view from a social worker describing the various considerations interfaith families should address when looking to adopt a child.

    Date: 08-01-2012
  • When My Jewish Father Became Involved with a Born-Again Christian

    By Tracy Boriskin

    Personal narrative by a young woman whose Jewish parents divorced following a financial crisis, and whose father has recently re-married a formerly evangelical Christian woman who cares less about material possessions than his first wife did.

    Date: 07-26-2007
  • "Will Santa Bring Me Presents, Even If I'm Jewish"

    By Jim Keen

    Personal narrative about how one Protestant-Jewish interfaith couple decided to handle the Christmas-Hanukkah presents dillema:  the kids would recieve their main presents on on Hanukkah, but when they got together with their Christian cousins on

    Date: 08-08-2006
  • Hey, They Were Reading Your Book in Church Today!

    By Suzanne Koven

    Personal narrative about how a Jewish woman’s Catholic mother-in-law gently prodded her to become more Jewishly observant.

    Date: 08-01-2012

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