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Old 25th April 2001, 04:46 AM   #3
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There are quite a lot of people in mixed marriages now, although scattered about. Our network is small at present, but growing steadily. You can contact us by e mail:

I don't know if you aware of Jonathan Romain's book "Till Faith do us Part" (Fount 1996). Dr Romain is a Reform Rabbi, very aware of the issues of mixed marriages, but sympathetic too. He holds annual seminars in London for mixed couples...the next is January 2002.

I wrote that mixed marriages can be hard work, because we have to face questions that would not be a problem for many same-faith or secular couples. Weddings, children, food and festivals can all lead to robust discussions at times! Plus a couple can feel isolated from their families and worshipping communities. On the other hand, I know our family leads a richer and more interesting life than many others we know. Our children celebrate Passover AND Easter, go to Bat Mitzvahs and Church trips and the Hannukah Gelt always comes handy in time for Christmas. And although some people warned us that they would be confused by this mixture, they don't seem to be. My sister whose husband is from overseas, has children who are bilingual. They never confuse the two languages, and have learnt third and fourth languages with relative ease. Ourown children seem to have benefited in a similar way...they understand both faiths and have a good grasp of other beliefs, and tolerance to people of other faiths as well.

E mail if you'd like to know more.


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