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  • Salt Cod on Shabbat

    By Rachel Rockenmacher

    Personal narrative from a Jewish woman who is raising her son Jewish, but teaching him Portuguese, with her Azorean non-Jewish husband.

    Date: 03-05-2007
  • Passover Seder Helpers: Grandchildren of Interfaith Families Pitch In

    By Zell Schulman

    Professional advice and personal narrative by a grandmother on how to include grandchildren in Passover seder preparations.

    Date: 08-07-2006
  • The Only Jew in Mammarrosa

    By Jeri Zeder

    Personal narrative by a Jewish American woman describing her wish to feel connected with the long-gone Portuguese Jewish population every time she goes to visit her non-Jewish husband’s family in Portugal.

    Date: 12-11-2006
  • On Out of Faith and Intermarriage: The Producer's Perspective

    By L. Mark DeAngelis

    Opinion piece from the producer of Out of Faith on why marrying a Jew matters.

    Date: 10-12-2006
  • Love and Intermarriage: Why I Won't Sit Shiva If My Children Marry Gentiles

    By Vanessa L. Ochs

    Reprinted opinion piece by a mother who hopes her daughters will find romantic partners that will help develop--though not necessarily match--their faith.

    Date: 11-13-2006
  • Israel and Us

    By Deborah Fineblum Raub

    Personal narrative from an intermarried Jewish woman describing her frustration at her husband’s cool attitude toward Israel, until their children all visited/moved there--now both share intense concern for the well-being of Israel and Israel

    Date: 07-27-2006
  • Overcoming Our Religious Differences

    By Madhavi Kushner

    Personal narrative from a non-Jewish atheist who dealt with questions from her own family, and worries from her husband’s Jewish family.

    Date: 11-13-2006
  • Making Religious Choices for Our Children

    By Arlene Sarah Chernow

    An advice article discussing how to make religious decisions for children of interfaith parents and revealing common misconceptions of interfaith families.

    Date: 07-24-2007
  • Albert Einstein and Lasagna: Our Daughter's Jewish-Italian Bat Mitzvah

    By Deborah Freeman

    Personal narrative about the preparations for an interfaith family’s secular Bat Mitzvah, in which her step-brother and father’s Catholicism played a meaningful role.

    Date: 07-18-2006
  • Turning the Dilemma into a Tradition

    By Jemi Kostiner Mansfield

    Personal narrative by a woman who is raising Jewish kids, and plans to instill such a strong Jewish identity in them that having a Christmas tree will not damage, but rather strengthen, that identity. 

    Date: 08-01-2012

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