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  • The Shrinking Crucifix

    By Elaine K. Markowitz

    Personal Narrative in which a Jewish mother whose son is being married to a Catholic woman in a church by a cantor and priest is first horrified by the huge cross in the church, yet when she returns on the wedding day, the cros

    Date: 07-05-2006
  • Thanksgiving: The Interfaith Family's

    By Jim Keen

    Personal narrative from an intermarried man describing how Thanksgiving is both the easiest and most difficult holiday for his family:  it’s the one where he and his wife feel equally comfortable and knowledgable, but it is also the

    Date: 08-01-2006
  • Interfaith Curveballs: Issues I Hadn't Anticipated

    By Jim Keen

    Perosnal narrative from an intermarried Protestant man describing how he and his wife had worked out many big interfaith issues before getting married, yet also describing some of the many issues they’ve realized they had initially overloo

    Date: 06-26-2013
  • Israel--Still a Sticky Subject in Interfaith Families Like Mine

    By Marlena Thompson

    Personal narrative of an intermarried Jewish woman describing her thoughts and emotions about Israel.

    Date: 07-27-2006
  • Learning from Experience: Real Life with Extended Interfaith Families

    By Amy Elkes

    Personal narrative about a Jewish woman’s frustration with her boyfriend’s family’s ignorance about all things Jewish, but her appreciation of their willingness to learn.

    Date: 11-09-2006
  • Paging Dr. God: Jewish Views of Illness and Healing

    By Marinell James

    The Jewish custom of praying for people who are ill or injured is very old. In recent years, rabbis and other Jewish thinkers have worked to revive old traditions and restore Jewish ideas about health and healing to the mainstream of Jewish life.

    Date: 09-02-2009
  • The A-B-C's of Interfaith Parenting

    By Wendy Harris

    A non-Jewish mother discusses the complicated lifestyle of her interfaith family through a humorous alphabet tale.

    Date: 07-24-2007
  • Defining Jewish Moments

    By Steven Michalove

    Personal narrative about an intermarried man’s feelings as he attends his father’s funeral and how he finds comfort in Jewish ritual at these key transitional times

    Date: 07-18-2006
  • December Dilemma: Interfaith Couples Face Emotional Choices: Christmas, Hanukkah, or Both?

    By Robin Galiano Russell

    Reprinted news article about the Dallas Jewish community in particular, and the different ways couples face the December dilemma.

    Date: 08-08-2006
  • Growing Up Jewish ... with Christian Parents

    By Elyssa Mosbacher

    Reprinted news article about four Jewish children, ages 5-18, whose parents died tragically, and the (Christian) parents who adopted them were committed to continuing their Jewish education, so they enrolled them in Jewish day

    Date: 11-06-2006

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