How a Jewish woman and her Nepali husband have come closer through their discovery of each others’ cuisines.
No matter their race, ethnicity, or religion, women are connected by past and current societal roles and life experiences.
In my interfaith partnership, life has been filled with surprises. Family visits are one of these surprises. Every year for six months, my Nepali in-laws come to live with my husband, me and our two small children.
Though nervous her husband would be seen as ‘different’ or ‘other’ in a synagogue setting, finding a synagogue home community became important for one interfaith family.
Attending the baby shower of her sister-in-law helped the Heather understand the boundaries and exclusions created when different cultures and backgrounds meet.
I had intended to lead the seder entirely on my own, but when I looked at my friends’ faces I realized that we were in this together
Being in an interfaith and intercultural relationship can come with both challenges and rewards, and learning to embrace them can be its own reward.
Sharing the story of Passover with my husband’s Hindu family is not so different than what my grandfather was trying to share with our family all those years ago.
After she had a baby, the author’s feelings about transmitting Judaism to her child changed.
Personal narrative from a Jewish woman reflecting on her Jewish past and her interfaith future with her Nepalese Hindu husband.
Her baby will have Nepalese Hindu and Ashkenazi Jewish heritage–a rich spiritual inheritance.
Personal narrative from a Reform Jewish woman whose Orthodox friend strongly disapproved of her relationship with a non-Jew.
Personal narrative from a secular Jewish woman married to a Hindu man on how she seeks the universal application of Jewish holidays.