Interfaithfulness

Interfaithfulness

Building bridges where history builds walls.

Here at Interfaithfulness, our vision statement speaks of “Exploring the synergy between Judaism and Christianity, partnership between Christians and Jews, and the relationship between God’s tomorrow and our today.”  I want to look at that last component with you for a few minutes: “the relationship between God’s tomorrow and our today.” One of the aspects […]

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In part one of this little series on Moses’ marital life, we considered interfaith conflicts he had with his fiery wife, Tzipporah.  This second study takes place later in his life, when Moses is already established as the leader of Israel. He marries again. This time he marries a Cushite, whom we would term an Ethiopian.  […]

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Andrea King, If I’m Jewish and You’re Christian, What Are the Kids? [New York: UAHC Press], 1993.  This blog post supplements the previous one which covered the first half of this book.  Here is the second half.  Anyone who knows anyone in a Jewish/Christian intermarriage would benefit from reading and thinking about both reviews and […]

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Andrea King, If I’m Jewish and You’re Christian, What Are the Kids? [New York: UAHC Press], 1993. This is an excellent book for gaining an overview of some of the issues and challenges inherent in interfaith marriages and the additional problems interfaith couples create for themselves and for their children when they practice avoidance or […]

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The story of Moses, his wife Tzipporah, and their family situation outlines the dynamics and challenges of many interfaith relationships.  It is fascinating to see the intermarriage stresses that surfaced in Moses’ life and how they compare to issues we confront today. Moses and Tzipporah came from two different religious backgrounds, Moses, Jewish of course, […]

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In a  Jerusalem Post article, Harold Berman discussed how the Jewish community increasingly is viewing intermarriage as a reality with which it must come to terms. While at one time the posture of the community was to absolutely forbid intermarriage, and later, to stigmatize intermarriage and to restrict the communal status and participation of even […]

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