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  • 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
  • Interfaith at the Top

    By Rabbi Lev Baesh

    Personal narrative by a gay rabbi describing how his interfaith relationship has "enriched our families, our community, and ourselves."

    Date: 01-08-2007
  • Living an Interfaith Life: Guide Offers Stories about Coping with Differences

    By Cynthia Ramsay

    Review of The Guide to Jewish Interfaith Family Life: An InterfaithFamily.com Handbook, compiled and edited by Ed Case and Ronnie Friedland of Interfaithfamily.com.

    Date: 07-26-2007
  • "Big Bad" Debra Winger

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    Profile of Debra Winger, an intermarried Jewish actress and star of the television series Big Bad Love.

    Date: 02-17-2007
  • Holocaust Stories

    By Amy Elkes

    Personal narrative from a Jewish woman telling how she struggled with the decision of whether to tell her grandfather, a Holocaust survivor, that she was engaged to a non-Jew.

    Date: 11-30-2006
  • Dolphin Skins in the Desert and the Making of a Miraculous Bar Mitzvah

    By Beth Gilbert

    Reprinted profile of Mason Washauer, the son of divorced interfaith parents, who decided he wanted a Jewish education, and so travels seventy miles twice a week to a synagogue in Missouri.

    Date: 08-14-2007
  • Lessons from the Margins

    By Karen Erlichman

    Professional view from an interfaith program director describing the lessons that interfaith couples can learn from the LGBTQ community in terms of coming-out and fitting-into Jewish communal life. 

    Date: 01-08-2007
  • My First Shiva: Understanding What to Expect Helps

    By Dr. June Andrews Horowitz

    Professional advice and personal narrative from an interfaith family counselor and outreach worker.  She describes her first encounter with Jewish death rituals, and then gives tips on how to be an "ambassador" to non-Jewish family members

    Date: 07-10-2006
  • Night Reading: A Still Small Voice - The Mystery of Religious Conversion

    By Eugene L. Pogany

    A review of a book where a boy chooses his Jewish heritage over his parent’s Catholic conversion by a man who was in a similar situation.

    Date: 06-11-2007
  • Creating Our Own Religious Traditions and Helping Our Parents Adjust

    By Rena Mello

    Personal narrative from a Catholic woman who agreed to raise Jewish children, but who made special efforts to exclude certain rituals (like ritual circumcision in the home) that made her and her parents uncomfortable.

    Date: 12-03-2006

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