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Growing Up in an Interfaith Family

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  • Talking to Morgan

    By Ronnie Caplane

    Personal narrative by an intermarried woman about what she says to her daughter about interdating:  It would be much easier to marry a Jew, and it is essential to discuss religion early on when interdating. 

    Date: 08-15-2006
  • Comics Daughter Rain Pryor Takes Fried Chicken & Latkes to JCCs

    By Dan Pine

    Profile of Rain Pryor, the daughter of Richard Pryor and his Jewish wife, and her new musical theater show, "Fried Chicken and Latkes."

    Date: 02-18-2007
  • Now Intermarriage Is Funny?

    By Gil Mann

    Reprinted columnist’s concerned opinion piece about why Intermarriage is being depicted as humorous in American popular culture, and what is to be done about the dwindling Jewish population. 

    Date: 07-31-2006
  • Thoughts on Christmas

    By Jennifer Kittay

    Personal narrative by a woman who grew up in an interfaith family, remembering how Christmas in her house was more about tradition, familiarity and family than religion.

    Date: 08-10-2006
  • Teaching about Conversion in Our Religious School

    By Rabbi Mark Shapiro

    A rabbi’s personal narrative on how he presents mixed marriage to the children and teenagers of his religious school.

    Date: 06-11-2007
  • Book Reviews of Interfaith Classics

    By Susan Katz Miller

    Review of Mixed Blessings: Overcoming the Stumbling Blocks in an Interfaith Marriage by Paul Cowan with Rachel Cowan and of Between Two Worlds: Choices for Grown Children of Jewish-Christian Parents by Leslie Goodman-Malamuth and Robi

    Date: 01-13-2007
  • Coming Back after Twenty-Five Years

    By Robert Podel

    The personal narrative of a Jewish man who married a Catholic woman, raised his children as Catholic, and returned to Judaism later in his life.

    Date: 06-07-2007
  • Bloodlines and Birthrights

    By Matthew Lyons

    The child of an interfaith marriage found a connection to Jewish history in Israel--not a reason to marry a Jew.

    Date: 07-01-2008
  • Parenting My Jewish Children in Our Interfaith Family: A Non-Jewish Parent's Point of View

    By Wendy Case

    The personal narrative of a non-Jewish woman and her efforts to stay connected to her Jewish children after experiencing a discomfort as a child based on her father’s religious differences.

    Date: 07-24-2007
  • Christmas Complications

    By Gary Goldhammer

    Personal narrative by a Jewish man who is raising his daughter Jewish, yet fears that she will be confused and angry when she learns that her religious Christian grandmother thinks she cannot reach heaven as a Jew.

    Date: 08-08-2006

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