Church at Christmas

I’m Jewish But Go To Church on Christmas—Here’s Why

Here’s why I love going to Christmas mass

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I’m Down with Shabbat… After I Look Up What It Is

By Robyn Bacon Like his other mother, my 4-month old son Sam is Jewish. I am not. I was born and raised Catholic. My mother and her sister converted to Catholicism while attending the Catholic schools that offered a better education to black families than the separate but equal public schools in the segregated South. […]

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A Keefe Easter

I think the Passover/Easter combination is more difficult than Hanukkah/Christmas. This is because Easter most always falls within Passover. Over the past few years, Sam has celebrated Easter with my family: joining us for mass, taking part in the Easter egg hunt, and sitting down with us for our giant ham dinner. Two years ago, […]

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Intertwining Strands: Christian and Jewish Elements Help as We Mourn for My Mother-in-Law

Personal narrative of a Jewish woman’s appreciation for her non-Jewish mother-in-law, and her thoughts on the differences between Jewish (tense) and Catholic (joyful) funeral and mourning customs.

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Mourning My Presbyterian Mother as a Jew-by-Choice

Personal narrative of a Jew-by-choice describing her Episcopalian mother’s Catholic funeral and the confusing feelings of comfort she found in recalling childhood memories of Catholic ritual. 

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My Sense of Being an Outsider Changed One Day in September

The personal narrative of a woman who is the only Catholic in her Jewish family, but who found comfort in the synagogue after September 11th.

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“Who Knows What Easter Means?

Personal narrative by a grown child of interfaith parents describing her thoughts and feelings about Easter as she?s grown–at first she thought it was only about eggs and bunnies, often she thinks it?s about the anti-Semitism in Europe, and a

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Chicken Soup Theology

Personal narrative from a woman whose parents raised her Catholic but still embraces Jewish culture due to her mother’s Jewish background.

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Starting Out in the South with Two Religions, Then Choosing One

Personal narrative of a woman who attending both church and synagogue as a child before choosing Judaism, which seemed for fitting and natural to her.

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Jewish Spirituality from an Unlikely Source

The personal narrative of a woman whose devoutly Catholic mother-in-law inspired her to reconnect with Judaism and raise her daughter as Jewish.

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