Article Archive

Marriage and Relationships

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  • The German Son-in-Law

    By Joan Millman

    Personal narrative about Jewish woman trying to come to terms with her German son-in-law and her daughter’s choice not to raise her children in any religion.

    Date: 11-07-2006
  • The Blessing of Two Mothers

    By Peggy Dorf

    Personal narrative from a woman who didn’t expect to intermarry but did--and received the blessing of her mother and her Catholic husband’s mother.

    Date: 08-01-2012
  • Keeping the Interfaith, for My Dad

    By Wilson E. Baer

    Personal narrative from the bar mitzvah aged son of interfaith parents describing his strong Jewish identity, but also the importance of his father’s Christian heritage in his life.

    Date: 07-27-2007
  • Our Braided Heritage

    By Debbie Popiel White

    Personal narrative from a Jewish woman married to a black man about how Jewish preschool is giving their daughter a strong Jewish identity.

    Date: 01-02-2007
  • Interfaith or Intercultural?

    By Sue Feder

    Personal narrative about why the marriage between a Jew and a Catholic from different socio-economic backgrounds worked out better than marriages between two lower-middle class Jews or two middle-middle class Catholics:  similar val

    Date: 06-15-2007
  • Power and Passion in Interfaith Relationships

    By Carla Haimowitz

    A professional view/advice article on the benefits of being in an interfaith relationship-- including exposure to culture and greater appreciation of one’s religion.

    Date: 06-15-2007
  • Him, Her, or Us: The Family Loyalty Knot

    By Eleanor Jaffe

    Professional view from a social worker facilitating interfaith couples’ workshops describing the comments of interfaith couples and their parents, and explaining, in general terms, the generational gap.

    Date: 06-15-2007
  • The Pain of Religious Differences in the Family and the Healing Power of Love

    By Martha Little

    Personal narrative from a non-Jewish woman remembering her first experience meeting her Jewish future sister-in-law

    Date: 11-14-2006
  • When Intermarriage in the Extended Family Affects Our Religious Observance

    By Nancy Reuben Greenfield

    Personal narrative about how an observant family went to visit an intermarried, non-religious family over Shabbat, and their internal and (thanks to their child) verbal debate over whether to "do as the Romans do", or insist on observing th

    Date: 11-09-2006
  • A Rabbi's Perspective on the Subtle Issues That Can Arise in an Interfaith Marriage

    By Rabbi Elias Lieberman

    Professional view about the conflicts and controversies couples face, which derive partially from personal choice and opinion, and  partially from cultural/religious upbringing.

    Date: 06-14-2007

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