How Bedtime Stories Help Us Write a New Chapter of Jewish Tradition

By Shawna Gale My parents, who are both Jewish, were married in the 1970s. In the year they took their vows, only 36 percent of the Jewish respondents in a 2013 Pew Research Center survey had married spouses who were not Jewish. By 2005, the year I was married, that number had climbed to almost […]

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How Our Interfaith Ceremony Got Us Out of Writing Our Own Vows

Forty-four days, 23 hours and 53 minutes to go to the big day (but who’s counting?), so we thought we’d give you a sneak preview of how we’ve constructed our interfaith ceremony. All the way back last summer, we had a lovely meeting with our rabbi, IFF/Philadelphia‘s Rabbi Frisch, and our priest, Mother Takacs, where […]

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Easter

Our Nonexistent Springtime Dilemma

Easter and Passover, in my experience, don’t create the same kind of difficulties as their winter counterparts, Christmas and Hanukkah. The Easter/Passover question fails to inspire the same degree of emotion as questions over the presence or absence of a Christmas tree in an interfaith family’s home. Still, each spring my family finds a new […]

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Fortunate Mix

The personal narrative of a woman raised in an interfaith family who went on a search to find a religion she felt comfortable with, but feared one of her parents would fear rejected if she chose the faith of the other. 

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Couple Struggles over Intermarriage

The story of an Episcopalian/Southern Baptist woman and her struggle as her boyfriend asks that she convert to Orthodox Judaism.

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Admiring My Parents’ Religious Tolerance

The personal narrative of man whose family approved of his conversion to Judaism after becoming engaged to a Jewish woman.

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