Finding Common Ground When You Have Different Backgrounds

Often couples come from different backgrounds and it can be difficult to find common ground. But usually, if people have similar value systems, couples can work out compromises in their relationship. There are a variety of differences that affect a relationship. These differences make life interesting but sometimes differences cause conflict (and hopefully resolution). My […]

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To Pray or Not to Pray?

If secular people (Jewish or non-Jewish) find themselves in religious settings, what should they do? A Secular Humanist rabbi responds.

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To Pray or Not to Pray?.com

If secular people (Jewish or non-Jewish) find themselves in religious settings, what should they do? A Secular Humanist rabbi responds.

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Easter Story

Personal narrative about how some interfaith families find celebrating Easter more difficult than celebrating Christmas because of its more serious religious background, and how some families acknowledge it with Easter candy.

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Dear Dr. Paula: Confused by My Boyfriend’s Family’s Religious Christmas

Professional view “Dear Dr. Paula” article about a Jewish woman’s feelings after visiting her religiously Catholic boyfriend’s parents’ house over Christmas.

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Feeling Jewish, and Also Enjoying My Christian Cultural Heritage

The personal narrative of a young woman raised in an interfaith family celebrating holidays with cultural and familial meaning, but has now connected with her Jewish identity.

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Growing Up in an Interfaith Family

The personal narrative of a young man who was raised in an interfaith family but feels a strong connection to his Jewish identity and celebrates Christmas with his family without religious meaning.

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Thoughts on Secular Conversion: An Important Alternative to Religious Conversion

Op-ed from a prominent Israeli leader on why those who wish to be identified as Jews should be granted?the right to join the Jewish people on the basis of their own self-definition–not on the definition of the Orthodox religious establishment.

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