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Truth: Motherhood is Lonely

Truth: Motherhood is lonely

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How to Be a Kosher Vegan in an Interfaith Family

Kosher + vegan + interfaith family. This should be interesting!

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Converting Meant Adding Judaism, Not Losing Japanese

My journey to Judaism started long before I met my now-husband Bryan, but my interest in it deepened because of him and his Jewish heritage. I’ve always been interested in learning about my Japanese heritage, so when Bryan and I started discussing our future together, I was quietly interested in conversion early on.

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Mixed Blessings: Creating Positive Interfaith, Interracial, and Interethnic Relationships

Review of Mixed Matches: How to Create Successful Interracial, Interethnic, and Interfaith Relationships. By Joel Crohn, Ph. D, examines different models of intermarriage that are not only religously disparate, but culturally as well.

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Introducing the Parents

Personal Narrative about a couple who worried that the geographic and education-level differences between their parents might make for awkwardness when they first met, but who ended up pleased with how accepting and mature they all were.

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Why Be Jewish Today?

Anti-Semitic acts have been happening in our country every day for the past couple of months. And every day I get asked the same question, “Why should I be Jewish?” To be Jewish is to accept the challenges along with the joys. To have Jewish heritage is to be born into a club of which […]

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The Battle of the Bar Mitzvah Guest List

Before I signed the contract for the place where we would have our son’s bar mitzvah, I needed a rough idea of the size of our group so I could let the venue know the number of people we would guarantee. I started a spreadsheet with names of family, friends, and acquaintances: anyone I could […]

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Our Two Worlds Blend & Balance

My name is Hannah, and as one half of an engaged couple, I’m excited to share with you my experience planning our upcoming May wedding. I found InterfaithFamily online when I began searching for a rabbi who was willing to officiate the type of wedding ceremony my partner and I want to have: namely a […]

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How to Include Everyone in Our Jewish-Mexican Wedding

How to Include Everyone in Our Jewish-Mexican Wedding

By Hila Ratzabi Photos by Rachel Eliza Griffiths When José and I first started dating, my Jewish parents were not pleased. Though my mom is fairly liberal, some instinct flared up in her that has roots in centuries of Jewish fear of disappearance. Though that fear has lessened over the decades for many Jewish families, particularly […]

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The Lone Muslim at Passover Camp

Rameez describes her experience at Passover Camp, and being the only Muslim among Jews.

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