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  • 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
  • Tips for Telling Your Parents About Your Interfaith Relationship

    By Carol S. Targum

    Advice for "coming out" to your parents about your relationship with someone of another faith.

    Date: 06-11-2013
  • Interdating and Kids: When You Do What You Do--and Not What You Say

    By Ilene Springer

    Personal narrative from a divorced woman who always told her children to marry Jews, but who is now dating a non-Jew herself.

    Date: 07-26-2007
  • Interfaith Weddings: Honoring Both Sets of Parents

    By Ben Dubrovsky

    Personal narrative/opinion piece suggests that focusing on shared values rather than religious differences is the way to create an inclusive, meaningful wedding ceremony and relationship with (in his case non-Jewish) in-laws.

    Date: 07-05-2006
  • Faces at the Table: A Story of Healing and Renewal

    By Melissa Feldman

    Personal narrative about Passover and Easter celebrations with extended family as a time of healing and renewal.

    Date: 08-04-2006
  • Homecomings

    By Leona Junguzza

    Personal narrative from a recent convert to Judaism whose non-Jewish children are adjusting to her celebration of Hanukkah and the High Holidays and her rejection of Jesus as the Messiah.

    Date: 01-11-2007
  • What a Blessing: My Re-Marriage and Our Interfaith Family

    By Barbara A. Miksch

    Personal narrative about the successful creation of a blended, interfaith family out of two divorced parents, each with a grown son.

    Date: 07-26-2007
  • Mixed Background Times Three

    By Marc Tyler Nobelman

    Personal narrative in which an American Jewish man recounts the religious, historical, and cultural tensions of dating and marrying a German Protestant woman.

    Date: 11-27-2006

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