January 31, 2006
Marriage is complicated enough, but re-marriage, with grown children and more than one religion in the new family, can be even trickier. In the new issue of InterfaithFamily.com's Web Magazine , three re-married women, all with grown children, describe how religion is handled in their new interfaith, blended families.
The five people in Ellen S. Glazer's family represent an array of religious perspectives, from antagonistic, to oblivious, to indifferent, to committed-but-not-all-that-interested, to connected. Read More
Barbara A. Miksch delights in the lack of religious tension in her new blended family, with a son and stepson, both twenty-three. Read More
Finding common ground, Paula Hellman has learned, helps her family avoid potential rough spots. Read More
Please join our online discussion : Have you or your ex become more religious after your divorce? And if so, has it affected your prior agreements as to how the children would be raised religiously?
Columnist Wendy Palmer responds to a grandmother who worries that her grandson, whose parents are divorcing, won't be raised Jewish. Read More
News about Divorce
We offer four news stories about complicated interfaith divorce and child-raising situations, by Leisah Namm, Read More, Enid Weiss, Read More, Florencia Arbiser, Read More, and Stewart Ain, Read More.
Arts and Entertainment
Michael Fox reviews Following Sean, a documentary in which Ralph Arlyck compares two families of secular, intermarried Jews. Read More
Please come back on February 14 when we look at kids of interfaith families attending Jewish camps and summer programs.
Ronnie Friedland, Editor
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If you're interested in writing about one of these topics or have another idea for an interesting Passover/Easter article, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org .
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