interfaith-relationships

Religion
Recently I taught a group of engaged interfaith couples about the Jewish holidays. After the lecture, I changed the topic, turned the tables, and asked them a question--What's been the biggest interfaith challenge in your relationship so far?
Religion
This Hanukah more than ever we must rekindle our collective dreams of a world at peace in which every single human being is able to celebrate and worship as they choose.
Religion
Having worked with hundreds of interfaith couples, I can say for certain that the only right choice is the one that is right for you.
Religion
Dating is a lot different at 30 than at 21. Things move faster and no longer do we have the pleasure of waiting years to "see what will happen." There seemed to be a slowly ticking clock hanging over each eligible bachelor I met. On my mental list of deal-breakers, "not Jewish" was merely penciled in.
Religion
Interfaith relationships are a modern reality, but some countries and religious affiliations are more open to them than others
Religion
I hope that every religious tradition will teach tolerance and spiritual literacy of other traditions. That's a given. But I also think that there is more. Tolerance may be our supreme civic virtue, but it is not the most important virtue for using religion to its fullest.
Religion
Every time Gayle sees me, an Orthodox Jew, hair completely covered and bopping to Santana, she laughs and says to me, "There has to be a story behind you. I'd love to hear that." And now that I've read her book, I get where's she's coming from: Gayle Redlingshafer Berman has her own story to tell, and it's a doozy.
Religion
Part of my job as a rabbi is to embrace interfaith couples and help make Judaism a compelling and important part of their lives. That means being their rabbi at the most sacred moment of life.
Religion
Many books have characterized interfaith marriage as a challenge, a risk, a threat or worse. Erika B. Seamon brings a new perspective to the topic in her recent book, which chronicles the history of intermarriage and the effects of contemporary interfaith marriages on religious institutions.
Religion
What happens when a religious person marries an atheist? Does a drastic difference in belief necessarily spell doom or can
Religion
We must get past our outdated, limiting and formulaic associations with religion, spirituality and faith so that we can move forward with a renewed hope of spiritual and religious progress.
Religion
The discovery of a cohort of "Mixed Religion" adherents in the U.K. serves as a reminder that the demographic reality of religious double-belonging among adults can no longer be ignored.
Religion
When I began looking into the Reform and Reconstructionist rabbinical colleges, I discovered a barrier I hadn't imagined would be a problem: I would have to sign a statement affirming that I would not be in an interfaith relationship at the time of my ordination.
Religion
We dared to dream of another world rather than the one that existed before us. We pushed ourselves to find resources within our own interpretations of reality and our religions, that were already there, sometimes apparent, sometimes hidden from view to support our self healing.
Religion
This new Jewish year can be the start of a sustained communal effort to engage interfaith families. The New York study's figures show that the goal of having more than 50 percent of interfaith families raise their children Jewish is within reach.
Religion
We had been dating for years without a change of heart until a sudden conversation over a glass of sangria threw us off course. I didn't know if I was going to marry this guy. Should I really consider breaking up over religion?
Los Angeles
To me, dating and relationships are all about being able to learn; not only from the other person, but also about myself. I want to be able to get to the point where we can join as one, but still maintain our individualism.
Religion
“God has a match for you," claims a major Christian dating site called Christian Mingle. As love seekers fill out their profile
Religion
There are days when I feel more Jewish than other days. I leave my house feeling 54 percent Jewish and by the time I get to work I feel 98 percent Jewish.
Religion
The holiday season can be a little uncomfortable for me. People always wish me a merry Christmas, and then I'm not sure what to say back, since I don't celebrate it. Usually I just say, "Merry Christmas!"