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  • 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
  • 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

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