January 17, 2006
How can we support our intermarried children while also encouraging them to raise their children Jewish? Is a balance possible, or must we keep our wishes to ourselves?
The new issue of InterfaithFamily.com's Web Magazine offers these
Some parents are able to genuinely support and accept their child's choice to raise children in a different religion. Eve Coulson pays tribute to her mother, whose love and support helped Eve become a Jew-by-choice and raise Jewish children. Read More
Want to know the limits of what you can do to encourage your intermarried child to raise Jewish children? Outreach professional Phoebe Kerness offers advice. Read More
As the mother of several intermarried and re-married children, all of whom raised their children as Jews, Mae Tupa believes that tolerance is key. Read More
Please join our online discussion : How have you transmitted Jewish values or culture to your grandchildren, or haven't you had permission to do so?
Star/Crossed: Jewish Stories from an Interfaith Life
When her born-Jewish father died suddenly, Andi Rosenthal, in the process of becoming a Jew-by-choice, felt terribly alone. Read More
News and Opinion
While leading a discussion of the film Mixed Blessings , Rabbi Elias Lieberman suddenly felt the pain some of his congregants experience. Read More
How do interfaith families feel about the new push for conversion of non-Jewish partners by both the Conservative and Reform movements? Jacob Sugerman conducts interviews to find out. Read More
Rabbi Yehuda Sarna suggests that Hillels should focus on how to achieve a beneficial chemistry between the two fastest-growing Jewish populations on college campuses: those with one Jewish parent, who date non-Jews, and predominantly Orthodox, day-school products. Read More
Arts and Entertainment
Michael Fox reviews the controversial new film Munich, Read More, as well as Everything Is Illuminated, Read More.
Please come back on January 31, when we'll look at divorce and step-family issues in interfaith families.
Ronnie Friedland, Editor
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We're looking for writers for our upcoming Passover/Easter issue.
Did you have an "interesting" first experience as the non-Jewish partner at a Passover seder or as the Jewish partner at an Easter celebration? Have you had matzah at Easter dinner?
If you're interested in writing about one of these or have another idea for an interesting Passover/Easter article, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org .
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