Episode 3: Breaking the News Part 2

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Originally published Dec. 1, 2022. 

Editor's Note: The Rabbinical Assembly, the international association of Conservative rabbis, updated their stance to allow members to attend weddings of interfaith couples in 2018.

What happens when force of habit becomes, well, forced? Breaking the News, Pt. 2 surveys the institutional responses to multifaith marriage that have cast it into the corners of communal life for far too long. Faith leaders, multifaith marriage advocates and couples break down the role – and toll – of emotions in communal decisions, helping us to break the news to ourselves: multifaith couples are looking for a place in religious communities, and it’s high time they are fully welcome.


Links and References: 

Read Rabbi Handlarski’s book: The A—Z of Intermarriage 

Learn more about her virtual synagogue space: http://secularsynagogue.org/ 

Read Ed Case’s book: Radical Inclusion: Engaging Interfaith Families for a Thriving Jewish Future  

Learn more about the Center for Radically Inclusive Judaism https://www.cfrij.com/ 


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