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On Being Both · 1W ago

High Holy Days 2017: Finding Interfaith Community

September means back to school. The last of the tomatoes, and the first pumpkins. Cooler nights. The angle of the autumn light. And for many families celebrating Judaism, a scramble to figur...
On Being Both · 3W ago

Children’s Books, Interfaith Education

How do we educate interfaith children about the various religions in the family tree? These days, a child may have a Jewish father, Hindu mother, Buddhist uncle, and Christian step-grandpare...
On Being Both · 1M ago

Jew by Cynthia M. Baker: Book Review

As someone who has been labeled a “first class disrupter,” I was of course immediately attracted to the chutzpah of a book entitled, simply, Jew. Published recently as part of the Rutgers Un...
On Being Both · 2M ago

What Do Interfaith Families Want From Rabbis?

  Over at the Forward, I published an Op-Ed today as part of a recent series of opinions on rabbinic officiation and interfaith marriage. Take a look on their site if you want to engage in t...
On Being Both · 5M 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 · 5M 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 · 6M 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 · 6M 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 · 7M 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 · 7M 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...