Category: Interfaith Marriage

On my personal Facebook page I recently posted this: For the intermarried to say they will let their child decide what religion she will follow when she grows up is to pass the buck to the least qualified person to make that choice. I was a bit surprised at responses I got, not so much […]

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“Mawwiage is what bwings us together today. Mawwiage, that bwessed awangment, that dweam within a dweam.”  So declaims the Impressive Clergyman in the cult-classic, “The Princess Bride.”   But “mawwiage,” or rather marriage, is not a dream within a dream: it is reality. In an interfaith marriage, what do we need to do to keep our […]

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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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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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