Tag: Intermarriage

Everything you always wanted to ask about preserving or pursuing harmony when Jews and Christians consider or create intermarried households. Includes handling dissonance among the relatives, and what about the children?

Audience spirituality isn’t working and it won’t work. Don’t get me wrong: there IS a place for celebration services, for large gatherings. But if this is the bread and butter of our spiritual communities, and if having bigger, and better, and glitzier events is our game plan for spiritual renewal, we should save ourselves time […]

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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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