Article Archive

Telling Your Parents

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  • Dispatch from the Institute: So You Think You've Got Problems?

    By Hannah Greenstein

    Review of Forbidden Marriages in the Holy Land, by Michael Khleifi. a film about relationships between people of various religions in the Middle East, and how they, their friends, and families respond and cope.

    Date: 01-02-2007
  • God and Jesus in an Extended Interfaith Family

    By Paula Lee Hellman

    The personal narrative of a Jewish woman who was hurt by her in-laws’ belief that one must be baptized to get into heaven.

    Date: 06-12-2007
  • Telling Your Family You're Raising Your Children Jewish

    By Ronnie Caplane

    General information and professional advice about interfaith couples and some examples of how couples have told parents about religious decisions for children.

    Date: 12-03-2006
  • How I Honored My (Sort of) Christian Parents at My Jewish Wedding

    By Alice Waugh

    Personal narrative about how a couple planned their Jewish wedding carefully, so as to include the non-Jewish, atheist parents.

    Date: 07-05-2006
  • How My Non-Jewish Father Embraced My Interfaith Family's Bar Mitzvah

    By Sue Repko

    A personal narrative from a non-Jewish mom discussing her child’s bar mitzvah: how they created an informational booklet, how she felt about the ceremony, and her father’s enthusiastic response to the event.

    Date: 06-23-2006
  • When Your Child Intermarries

    By Phoebe Kerness

    Professional view article about what grandparents can and can’t do about the religious upbringing of their grandchildren, and some questions to aid Jewish grandparents in determining the most important aspects of their Jewish identities to co

    Date: 12-03-2006
  • Former Political Hand Embraces Kid's Conversion

    By Ross Schneiderman

    A profile about the marriage of recent Jewish convert Katherine Gergen to Mark Barnett, the story of Katherine’s conversion, and their Jewish wedding ceremony.

    Date: 06-18-2007
  • New Styles in Chuppot (Wedding Canopies)

    By Helen Belitsky

    Personal narrative about a couple who sent out small quite squares with their wedding invitations, and thus created a patchwork chuppah which physically and symbolically captured the creativity and love of family and friends in their new

    Date: 08-10-2006
  • Where Do We Come From? Do We Know Where We Are Going?

    By Sol Levin

    Personal narrative from an intermarried man describing his parents (both survivors) and how their experiences instilled in him the importance of Jewish continuity.  He describes how he wanted to marry a Jew, but ultimately felt good about mar

    Date: 08-02-2006
  • Marrying Off a Daughter as a Values Clarification Exercise

    By Dr. Ruth Nemzoff

    Personal Narrative about a mother’s efforts to connect with her daughter’s Iranian in-laws before the wedding to prevent an awkward ceremony, and to establish an ongoing relationship.

    Date: 06-19-2007

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