Going crabbing for Christmas

My First Christmas as a Jew (to be)

Krisin’s first Christmas as a Jew was difficult. So she created an unusual tradition to mark the holiday

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Kristin's conversion

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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Our Interfaith Relationship

Personal narrative from a Jewish man married a Buddhist/Shinto Japanese woman on how she supports him at High Holiday services and he supports her when she plays organ for an Episcopalian church choir.

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A Year without Questions

Personal narrative from a Jewish woman who loves living in Japan because nobody ever questions her relationship with a non-Jewish man.

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