Om-Shalomers Come of Age: Children of Jewish and Hindu Parents Are Emerging as a New Cultural Subset

A news article about the growing number of Jewish-Hindu intermarriages and the “HinJew” children that such relationships produce.

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1 Family, 4 New Year Celebrations, 0 Resolutions

Until this year, it never even occurred to me that four celebrations to observe one phenomenon—the passage of time—could be considered, well, a lot. And it’s kind of confusing to boot, especially for my 5-year-old, whose birthday just happens to fall on January 1st.

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How My Hindu Husband Became the Favorite Jewish Grandchild

By Jessica Melwani I’d been dating the man who’d eventually become my husband for about a year when my grandmother sat me down for a heart-to-heart. “I saw Aishwarya Rai on Oprah last week. You know, the Dollywood [she meant Bollywood] actress? Stunning girl!” Then came the truth bomb: “She told Oprah that your boyfriend already […]

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Sikh and Jew: East Meets West

The personal narrative of a Jewish man from the Midwestern United States and his wife from an Overseas Indian community in the Far East on how they have made their interfaith marriage last 25 years.

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This Hindu-Jewish Couple Celebrated with Two Beautiful Weddings

This Hindu-Jewish Couple Celebrated with Two Beautiful Weddings

See how one couple celebrated with a Jewish wedding and a Hindu wedding

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What I Learned From My Son’s Hindu-Jewish Relationship

By Steven Fisher This is the story of how a Jewish couple added to and became part of our changing America. But more important, this story is about what I learned when my wife, Robina, and I were introduced via our son to a religion, culture and traditions that we thought were so different from […]

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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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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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My Mission to Welcome

This blog post originally appeared at Rituallwell.org One of my favorite parts of being a rabbi and the director of InterfaithFamily/DC is working with couples to prepare for their wedding. I meet with a lot of couples that come from diverse backgrounds and no two couples are the same. Each is a unique set of individuals bringing […]

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Celebrating the Beauty of a Hindu-Jewish Fusion Wedding

The story behind the union of a Hindu woman and Jewish man whose wedding celebrated both of their heritages.

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