Love Despite Opposition: An Italian Jew and Pakistani Muslim

Personal narrative by an interfaith Italian Jewish-Pakastani Muslim couple who are determined to

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Issues Interfaith Families Confront, Plus Six Tips for Couples Considering Interfaith Marriage

Professional view describing some of the major issues interfaith couples face, from the religion of future kids to loyalty toward their family of origin.

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How My Non-Jewish Father Embraced My Interfaith Family’s Bar Mitzvah

A personal narrative from a non-Jewish mom discussing her child?s bar mitzvah: how they created an informational booklet, how she felt about the ceremony, and her father?s enthusiastic response to the event.

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You’re Raising Them What? Telling Your Parents You are Raising Jewish Kids

A Protestant man describes how he and his Jewish wife prepared to tell his parents that they planned to raise Jewish kids, but they still really wanted his parents’ help in raising them.

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Should I Tell My Parents About My Boyfriend Who’s Not Jewish?

A Q&A about dating someone who is not Jewish, reprinted from The Forward

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Conversion, Shared Spirituality and the Memorial Prayer

After the author converted to Judaism, shared experiences and art helped her connect to her mother’s spirituality and, ultimately, led to a beautiful and moving funeral.

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How Two Baby Naming Ceremonies Helped a Jew-By-Choice Come to Terms With Her Catholic Parents

A personal narrative about the author’s daughters’ naming ceremonies bringing her closer to her Catholic family.

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A Grandmother’s Gift

Personal narrative about a young Jewish girl’s Catholic grandmother, who gave her a diamond Star of David necklace.

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How I Became Too Jewish For My Jewish Mother

Her mom wanted Jewish grandchildren, but her vision for what that should look like didn’t involve quite so much Judaism.

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The Jewish Girl and the Wonderful Mother-in-Law

Right from the start, I could tell she was a warm, funny, open-minded woman with a huge heart.

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