Jewish Life After the Split

By Ronnie Friedland


Four years ago, Elizabeth Baer’s son Wilson wondered whether his non-Jewish father would show up for his Bar Mitzvah. Wilson Baer wrote:

While I begin to prepare for my Bar Mitzvah, I worry whether my dad will be there. I am not only worried because he lives all the way on Nantucket and I never get to see him, but also because ever since he and my mom got divorced, he has hardly associated with or talked about Judaism. I consider myself Jewish and devote a lot of my time to Jewish activities, for example, going to a Jewish camp. However I also celebrate Christian holidays with my father. I respect my father’s traditions and it makes me feel happy to share them with him.

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About Ronnie Friedland

Ronnie Friedland was the founding Web Magazine Editor of InterfaithFamily.