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Telling Your Parents

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  • Jew Class and Korean Pancakes

    By Danielle Leeds

    On our first date I told him, if you are not open to eventual conversion to Judaism, this can go no further. It's a wonder there was ever a second date with that as my kicky opener.

    Date: 06-03-2008
  • Preventing Difference from Adding to Distance

    By Teresa McMahon

    Personal narrative from a Catholic woman who is raising Jewish children, explaining what she and her parents have done in order to support the girls’ Jewish education.

    Date: 11-13-2006
  • The Bar/Bat Mitzvah: A Rite of Passage for the Whole Family

    By Dr. Judith Davis

    Professional advice on how bar/bat mizvah marks a time of transition for the whole family, not just the twelve or thirteen year-old:  the parents’ relationship with each other has matured, the grandparents are getting older, and these

    Date: 08-11-2006
  • From Passion to Despair: An Ill-Fated Interfaith Romance

    By Ronnie Friedland

    A review of the film Solomon and Gaenor, which follows the tale of a Jewish man who falls in love with a Welsh woman and hides his Jewish identity, which only results in pain and tragedy.

    Date: 06-15-2007
  • Reaching Out to Interfaith Children

    By Rabbi Jerome Epstein

    Reprinted professional view from rabbi Jerome Epstein, executive director of the Conservative movement, explaining a new initiative to Jewishly engage and educate the children of interfaith couples.

    Date: 11-27-2006
  • Meet the Fockers: A Review

    By Ronnie Friedland

    Review of Meet the Fockers, a comedy starring Ben Stiller that parodies the interactions between a young Jewish man, his non-Jewish fiance, and their parents.

    Date: 02-13-2007
  • The Accidental Intermarriage

    By Abby Spotts

    Personal narrative from a Jewish woman from a Conservative home who never expected to marry a Catholic but did.

    Date: 05-30-2007
  • The Interfaith Couple in Meet the Parents

    By Ronnie Friedland

    Review of Ben Stiller’s portrayal of Greg Focker in the comedy Meet the Parents.

    Date: 02-16-2007
  • Small Community, Big Problems: What's a Jewish Girl to Do?

    By Paula E. Kirman

    In 2000, she wrote a piece about her struggles with dating. She's still living in the same small community and her parents would still like her to find someone Jewish to marry.

    Date: 08-11-2009
  • An Interfaith Engagement

    By Aaron Kagan

    I didn't imagine that my announcement to spend the rest of my life with the person I love would be met with anything but approval. Which is why it stung so sharply when that wasn't the case.

    Date: 10-21-2009

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