Inside Intermarriage: A Christian Partner’s Journey Raising a Jewish Family

This post originally appeared on www.edumundcase.com and is reprinted with permission. August 1, 2017 is the publication date for the new version of Jim Keen’s Inside Intermarriage: A Christian Partner’s Journey Raising a Jewish Family. I was honored to write the foreword to this one-of-a-kind book: the warm, personal, light-hearted but very serious story of a Protestant man […]

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Why We Say Yes to the Easter Invite

The phone rang and I heard my dad’s apprehensive voice. “Hi Sarah. I have a bit of a strange question for you. We are thinking ahead about Easter and we would like to have everyone over for brunch and an Easter egg hunt. We would of course love to have you there, but we know […]

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Many Paths Up the Mountain

In college, I was a Jewish representative on the student Multi-Faith Council. I have always been fascinated by other religious traditions, cultures and belief systems, while feeling strongly rooted and passionate about my own. Like many in the more liberal branches of religion, I do not believe that Judaism is the one right religion, but […]

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Sending My Daughter to Jewish Preschool Reconnected Me with My Roots

By Rebecca Rolland My daughter Sophie will be 3 this November. My husband Philippe and I have decided to let her start half-day preschool (she’s begged). Still, we’re late starting to look at options. I can’t settle on anything, and as a doctoral student in education, I fear my knowledge of the research—my vise-grip on “how […]

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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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My Sweet Southern Reunion

I went to a small Episcopalian school in the heart of the South. It was a very homogeneous Protestant community (but not without some Jews as well) with a distinguished Southern heritage that included some families that even had family crests. The graduating class had 65 kids. Fifteen of us were Jewish. I recently attended […]

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Joe Bologna and Renee Taylor Talk about Their Interfaith Weddings

Joe Bologna and Renee Taylor discuss their many vow renewals– a Catholic ceremony, a Protestant ceremony, two Jewish ceremonies and a Buddhist ceremony.

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Q&A with Jim Keen, Author of Inside Intermarriage

Audio interview with Jim Keen, the author of Inside Intermarriage, a book about his experiences as a Protestant man raising Jewish children in an interfaith family.

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Mixed Background Times Three

Personal narrative in which an American Jewish man recounts the religious, historical, and cultural tensions of dating and marrying a German Protestant woman.

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Raising My Children as Jews

The personal narrative of a non-Jewish mother who is learning about Judaism as she teaches her children about the religion.

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