I have a folder of emails from intermarried people whose lives turned to horror when they (or their spouses) turned back to religion. Finally, you will need to provide a positive reason in the addition to all these negatives.Ask: When there is a terrorist attack in Israel, all Jews care. Then go find a Jewish spouse you can share this with!There's a video put out by the Reform Movement of America, a real-life documentary depicting a series of group therapy sessions for intermarried couples, designed to help them deal with the unique issues of intermarriage.In this video, a Jewish woman says: "Our marriage was going smoothly until the birth of our baby boy.I was thrilled and wanted to arrange for a Mohel to do the circumcision. He said, 'I won't allow that bloody, barbaric cult ritual!' We're supposed to be celebrating the birth of our child – and instead we we're having a terrible fight!She represents the isolation of her broken heartedeness by depicting herself as a lone duck in a human world.
When a person has to choose one religion over the other, there is always the unconscious sense of choosing one parent over another.
And if the spouse has agreed to "raise your children Jewish," think again.
Brandeis University researcher Sylvia Barack Fishman discovered that fully half of the intermarried couples that are “raising their children as Jews” hold Christmas and Easter celebrations in their homes!
His friends were all Jewish as he grew up, and he attended March of the Living.
He is the last Jewish male in our family, since my one and only cousin is a female and I am an only child.
Do you know that in the mind of your future spouse, Jesus is the ultimate image of yearning for spiritual transcendence?