Creating a Norwegian-Jewish Family Identity

My search for the real Norwegian Jews is really about my struggle to feel legitimized in my choice to be a religious Jew in an interfaith marriage.

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It’s Complicated– My Orthodox Synagogue’s Welcome for My Interfaith Family

I cannot lie to you and say that we were encouraged to marry or that the policies of the synagogue embrace or validate our union. I can say, however, that we are definitely treated by the community like we belong there.

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Uncompromising Compromises

Somehow, I got this idea that if we could create a wedding ceremony that felt authentically Jewish, was respectful of halacha, honored Birger’s Norwegian background and was mindful of Birger’s agnosticism, then we would most certainly be able to build a life together around those same principles.

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