Article Archive

Growing Up in an Interfaith Family

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  • Defining Birthright: Finding Personal Meaning

    By Inna Livitz

    Personal narrative from the daughter of an interfaith family who felt conflicted about her Russian and Jewish identities when she departed for birthright israel, but who returned feeling that her Jewish identity was her "birt

    Date: 11-27-2006
  • A Decorated December

    By Samantha Facciolo

    Personal narrative and opinion piece from a woman who grew up in an interfaith family arguing that Christmukkah--blending religious traditions--is a bad idea.

    Date: 08-08-2006
  • The Life-Cycle of an Interfaith Relationship: Raising Teenagers

    By S. Courtney Nathan

    A social worker’s advice on what parent’s should expect from children raised in an interfaith family during their teenage years, and how to deal with the religious issues that may arise.

    Date: 08-01-2012
  • Jewish Cowboys and Chicken Farmers: Two Films That May Confound Your Stereotypes

    By Ronnie Friedland

    Reviews of Song of a Jewish Cowboy and A Home on the Range: The Jewish Chicken Ranchers of Petaluma, directed by Bonnie Burt about rural Jewish communities in Northern California throughout the past several generations.

    Date: 02-16-2007
  • Differences?

    By Paulette Mann

    Personal narrative by a grandmother describing the sweet and sensitive responses of all of her grandchildren, those raised Jewish and those raised Christian, to the death of their grandfather and her mourning.

    Date: 11-27-2006
  • Isn't Half-Jewish Better Than Not Jewish at All?

    By Lila Hanft

    A profile of Laurel Snyder, whose new anthology Half/Life includes essays from 19 diverse people who had a Jewish parent and non-Jewish parent.

    Date: 07-07-2006
  • Manilow Bares His Jewish Soul

    By Marvin Glassman

    Profile of Barry Manilow, who came from an interfaith family and is currently composing a musical play about the pre-Holocaust German performers, the Comedian Harmonists, called "Harmony."

    Date: 02-20-2007
  • The Winners of the InterfaithFamily.com Network Essay Contest

    By InterfaithFamily

    Article announcing the winners of Interfaithfamily.com’s "We’re Interfaith Families ... Connecting with Jewish Life." essay contest.

    Date: 07-17-2007
  • Breaking Bread--Three Ways

    Personal narrative from a Muslim/Christian/Jewish couple discussing the unique way they blend their religious practices during Ramadan and the Jewish High Holidays.

    Date: 11-15-2006
  • A “Half-Jew” in Israel

    By Sarah R. Heilbronner

    A personal narrative about an American woman who felt fully Jewish during a trip to Israel, but was rejected from a scholarship for a return trip because her mother was not Jewish.

    Date: 06-07-2007

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