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On Being Both · 1M ago

Being Both, Being All

  For Being Both, I interviewed Ivan Kruh about his Jewish and Christian and Buddhist family. Today, more than five years later, Ivan updates us on how his family goes beyond both, to being ...
On Being Both · 1M ago

Passover and Easter 2017 in Interfaith Family Communities

    Spring is here, and many interfaith families will be celebrating Passover and Easter at events  with other interfaith families. Below, I share with you a round-up of spring celebrations ...
On Being Both · 2M ago

The Interlove Project

I have been following the powerful photography of Colin Boyd Shafer for years now. In the Interlove Project (2014-2016), Shafer created 50 black and white portraits of interfaith couples and...
On Being Both · 2M ago

Spring Quilt of Interfaith Connections (2017)

  (Last year, many people found this guide to spring celebrations helpful. So, I have updated the post with dates for 2017). In eight years of writing this interfaith blog, I have posted mul...
On Being Both · 3M ago

Tu BiShvat & “Intermarriage” News

Last weekend, my husband and I celebrated Tu BiShvat, the Jewish new year of the trees. We sang songs about trees in Hebrew, said blessings over fruits of the trees, and shared grape juice, ...
On Being Both · 3M ago

Interfaith Families, Interfaith Activists

On Saturday, my daughter and I joined in the fierce and ecstatic experience of the Women’s March on Washington. Although my mother died four months ago, I felt we carried her with us–that we...
On Being Both · 4M ago

Muslim Women, Interfaith Families

  Being Both tells the stories of a few Muslims in interfaith relationships, and a number of additional guest bloggers have written about such relationships on this blog. But my work has foc...
On Being Both · 4M ago

Interfaith Kids: Carrie Fisher (RIP) and Harrison Ford

I grew up in what feels now like a galaxy far, far, away. In that galaxy, interfaith kids were few and far between, and we didn’t talk about the fact that we were interfaith kids. But early ...
On Being Both · 5M ago

The Dance of Hanukkah and Christmas: 8 Tips for Interfaith Families

The Woolf Institute in Cambridge, England, works on Jewish, Muslim, and Christian relations. They asked me to write on how interfaith families will choreograph Hanukkah and Christmas celebra...
On Being Both · 5M ago

Intermarried, Interfaith, Intercultural, Interschminter?

  This week, the (Jewish Daily) Forward published my opinion piece on why we should move away from the term “intermarried” to describe interfaith families. I have strong opinions on this top...