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Telling Your Parents

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  • Coming to Terms with My Son's Choices

    By Sallie Teitelbaum Castleman

    Personal narrative from a Jewish woman whose son married a Hindu Indian woman and is raising their son in both religions.

    Date: 07-19-2006
  • Who She Was

    By Samuel G. Freedman

    Personal narrative about a man’s mother, who had wanted to intermarry when she was young, but gave in to her mother’s strong opposition and married a Jew.

    Date: 08-21-2007
  • Approaching Our 27th Anniversary

    By Janice G. Fischel

    Personal narrative about an intermarried couple who have created and raised a culturally Jewish family.

    Date: 08-01-2012
  • What Is a Parent to Do?

    By Carol S. Targum

    Personal narrative from a woman who disapproved of her son dating non-Jews but ultimately accepted his non-Jewish girlfriend and eventual wife.

    Date: 06-23-2006
  • Have You Heard the One about the Priest and the Rabbi?

    By Teresa McMahon

    Personal narrative about how a couple wooed the in-laws before getting engaged in order to reduce conflict over the wedding.  Author notes the importance of interpersonal negotiations to ensure that neither partner feels he/she has compromised too

    Date: 07-18-2006
  • When Our Kids Get Married

    By S. Courtney Nathan

    Professional view from a former outreach worker on the issues faced by parents of children who are about to intermarry.

    Date: 06-23-2006
  • Dear Dr. Paula: Do I Need to Tell My Parents about Our Religious Choice for Our Children?

    By Dr. Paula Brody

    Professional view from Reform outreach professional about the importance of telling parents about religious decisions for your children.

    Date: 06-04-2007
  • The Interracial, Interfaith Love Affairs in Secret Love

    By Susan Katz Miller

    Review of Secret Love by Bart Schneider, a tale of the fatalistic romance between a Jewish man and a black woman.

    Date: 01-20-2007
  • Becoming Jewish in the Eyes of My Parents

    By Cathy Rein

    The personal narrative of a woman who must face her Irish-Catholic parents after choosing to convert to Judiasm.

    Date: 06-11-2007
  • A Mother's Feelings on Intermarriage

    By Zell Schulman

    Personal narrative excerpt from a Jewish woman’s diary about her feelings of betrayal and upset when two of her children intermarried, and the process she went through to accept the intermarriages. 

    Date: 12-06-2006

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