Glenn Close & Jonathan Pryce

Hollywood Now: The Wife’s Interfaith Marriage & Karlie Kloss is Engaged to a Kushner

The Wife’s interfaith storyline & Karlie Kloss’ engagement

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Kate Hudson's family

Baby Watch: 5 Interfaith Couples Who Are Expecting

5 interfaith couples in Hollywood who are expecting this spring/summer

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Mackenzie Davis as Tully and Charlize Theron as Marlo

Hollywood Now: News from Lea Michele, Rachel Weisz & Daniel Craig, and Charlize Theron Talks about Her Transformative Role

News from Lea Michele, Rachel Weisz & Daniel Craig, and Charlize Theron Talks about Her Transformative Role

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Pregnancy and Birth Ceremonies

Information on Jewish baby-naming ceremonies, bris, circumcision, baptism

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Choosing a Religion for Baby Jack

Hello again. Anne and Sam here. You may remember us from the InterfaithFamily Wedding Blog. A few years have passed and we have a 5-month-old son, Jack. As new parents we may not know how to handle teething or potty training yet, but we would like to share some of our experiences with you, especially […]

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My Dad, Elijah and the Afikomen

Spring means color. Splashing greens and yellows. Purple tulips cascading over front porches and red robins bustling in the trees. Spring also means Easter for Christians, with blue and violet painted eggs. It means Passover for the Jews. For South Americans and Mexicans it means Semana Santa (the days of Jesus’s crucifixion). For me, it […]

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Our Jewish Catholic Mexican American Newborn

I grew up in an Orthodox Jewish neighborhood in Brooklyn, NY. My parents were liberals who met in the theatre where they had been professional actors. My father was a Brooklyn boy, born and raised in Crown Heights. My mother, a Baltimore native who said she always wanted to marry a Brooklyn boy, and so […]

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The Unwritten Rule of Pregnancy and Cemeteries

Jessie didn’t know there was a Jewish superstition about being pregnant at a funeral until her mother died and had to figure out what to do.

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Patrilineal Descent: Should the Baby be Taken to the Mikveh for Conversion?

Do you know which of the following children would be considered Jewish without going through a conversion according to halacha (traditional Jewish law)? a)      A child born from the sperm of a Jewish male and the egg of a Jewish female, who was carried by a surrogate who was not Jewish and then raised by […]

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Jewish Genetic Diseases: Interfaith Doesn’t Equal Immunity

Thanks to various Jewish ad campaigns and informational events, I know the big, scary Jewish genetics statistic: One in four Ashkenazi Jews is a carrier for at least one of the 19 preventable genetic diseases. But when Dr. Jodi Hoffman of Tufts Medical Center informed me that, “a big misconception is that interfaith couples are […]

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