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Telling Your Parents

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  • It Can't Happen Here

    By Aliza Arzt

    The daughter and grandaughter of rabbis, she never thought she would fall in love with someone who wasn't Jewish--but she did.

    Date: 06-16-2008
  • A Wedding Without Klezmer

    By Pearl Manne

    When her youngest brother got a girl in trouble in the early 1950s, it was very hard on their immigrant Jewish family.

    Date: 12-03-2008
  • A Delicious Interfaith Wedding

    By Aaron Kagan

    If the engagement was a catalyst for conflict, which it was, the wedding was the resolution. All of the issues raised by announcing our intention to wed had either been worked out by the big day or resolved themselves before our very eyes during the reception.

    Date: 01-08-2010
  • Being Catholic in A Jewish Family

    By Sherry Ellis

    She can live with being the only Catholic in her family if raising her children Jewish gives her a victory over Hitler.

    Date: 07-14-2008
  • The Jewish Girl and the Wonderful Mother-in-Law

    By Rachel Baruch Yackley

    Right from the start, I could tell she was a warm, funny, open-minded woman with a huge heart.

    Date: 08-09-2010
  • False Assumptions

    By Julie Cortes

    She thought they'd done everything right to make both their Catholic and Jewish families feel comfortable with their wedding. It turns out his family had some serious reservations.

    Date: 03-06-2009
  • It's Complicated-- My Orthodox Synagogue's Welcome for My Interfaith Family

    By Juliet Stamperdahl

    I cannot lie to you and say that we were encouraged to marry or that the policies of the synagogue embrace or validate our union. I can say, however, that we are definitely treated by the community like we belong there.

    Date: 01-05-2010
  • When Converting, Telling Your Family Might Be The Hardest Part

    By Marinell James

    How do you tell your parents you are converting to Judaism?

    Date: 07-09-2008
  • My Perfect Wedding

    By Nicole Habif

    It may be the marriage that counts in the long run, but the wedding planning gave me the wisdom to know when to compromise, the patience to understand the foibles of those I love and the strength to accomplish both without losing who I was in the process.

    Date: 08-04-2009
  • Rabbi Reuben's Ruminations: Intermarried, But My Kids Are Interdating

    By Rabbi Steven Carr Reuben

    Rabbi Reuben advises parents of children of dating age to think about the values rather than the religious backgrounds they would like potential partners to have.

    Date: 09-10-2008

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