Roasted Tomato Soup with Ricotta Matzo Balls

A delicious Italian twist on matzo ball soup

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Marrying Off a Daughter as a Values Clarification Exercise

Personal Narrative about a mother’s efforts to connect with her daughter’s Iranian in-laws before the wedding to prevent an awkward ceremony, and to establish an ongoing relationship.

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What Do I Do?

Hi, I’m Rabbi Jillian Cameron, the director of InterfaithFamily/Boston. While many people have at least some idea of what a rabbi in a synagogue does, my work might seem a bit more mysterious; I thought I’d provide some clarity, in case what I do could coincide with your work or your life. InterfaithFamily is a national organization […]

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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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Proud to be LGBTQI and Interfaith

Rabbi Mychal Copeland served as director of IFF/Bay Area until June, 2017 and is now the rabbi at Sha’ar Zahav in San Francisco. When I met my first girlfriend at 22 years old, I fell head over heels. My mind was swirling for at least a year—processing how this person would change my life, when and […]

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The Wrong Lessons

An essay on how children’s movies that purportedly teach positive lessons about intercultural relationships actually reinforce the status quo.

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Four Questions for Your Interfaith Family Vision

The extreme weather conditions and the long dark nights of the winter months can be harsh for many of us. But from Thanksgiving until around Valentine’s Day, it’s also a popular time when couples get engaged. It can also be a time when couples who are getting married in the spring and summertime are knee-deep […]

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That Bar Mitzvah Video Thing

I admit it: when I watch bar mitzvah kids’ videos I get squeamish. I might channel the collective angst of tweens everywhere. And, as I’d rather see the bar (and bat) mitzvah emphasize the mitzvah and learning component more than the party and flash, I tend to find these videos more than a little annoying. […]

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An Extended Love

Being in an interfaith and intercultural relationship can come with both challenges and rewards, and learning to embrace them can be its own reward.

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An Intercultural Celebration

Personal narrative article about a born Catholic woman who converted to Judaism, as did her sister. Now, at her son’s bar mitzvah, she carefully includes her family members who are not Jewish in the service, and the result is a great feeling of acceptance

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