First Come the Holidays, Then Comes Marriage

We’re Michele and Vanessa, and we’re getting married on April 30, 2017. Michele is Jewish and grew up just outside Philadelphia; Vanessa was raised in the Church of England (more or less equivalent to the Episcopal Church) a little outside London in the U.K. We got engaged in May 2015, and are thrilled to be […]

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The End of One LGBT Journey is the Beginning of Another

By Gretchen Rachel Hammond Throughout my life, I was a person in search of a religion to call my own. Born in the United Kingdom to a non-practicing Hindu father and a non-practicing Church of England mother, I never received any kind of religious upbringing beyond weddings and the hymns I was forced to sing in […]

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Downton Abbey Portrays Reality of Interfaith Relationship

Go inside Season 5 Episode 9 where the story line of Atticus and Rose’s interfaith relationship comes to a head.

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A Magen David on Our Christmas Tree

Feature on an intermarried family in Britain that celebrates Christmas.

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Are We Still an Interfaith Family?

Personal narrative from the Jewish daughter of a Sephardic man and an English woman whose interfaith parents now live nearby her in Israel–and still invite her over for Christmas.

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Beached in Wales

Review of The Welsh Girl, Peter Ho Davies? novel about a Welsh barmaid who hungers for adventure, a German POW in Wales and a Jewish-German interrogator.

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Kalooki Nights’ Unhealthy Obsession

Review of Kalooki Nights, a Booker Prize finalist about Jews in 1950s England who defined the world in terms of Jewishness.

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Memories of the Wall

Review of The Invisible Wall, which tells the story of the separate worlds Jews and Christians lived in in mid-20th century England, and the forbidden loves that spanned the two worlds.

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