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Marrying a Buddhist is Marrying Out, Right?

Jewish parents whose daughter is marrying a Jew-turned-Buddhist have a question for the Seesaw: How do you explain that marrying such a man means marrying out?

How Can She Believe in God?

A Jewish atheist struggles to talk to his wife, who’s a believer in God. He asks the Seesaw for help raising their children Jewish in a divided household.

Should I Dump Catholic Partner Who Won't Marry Me?

Same-sex marriage has overcome legal hurdles, but still causes interfaith tensions. A gay Jewish man asks the Seesaw what to do about his Catholic partner who resists tying the knot.

Yes, My Mother's Anti-Semitic — But She's Still Mom

A Jewish husband wants his wife to cut off all contact with her anti-Semitic German mother. She asks the Seesaw for help explaining to him why she can’t just end the relationship.

Why Does My Hubby Fidget at the Shabbat Dinner Table

A woman tries to make Shabbat dinners meaningful for the family, but her husband barely even pays attention. She asks the Seesaw if it is worth trying to get him to change.

Dear Mom, I Am an Atheist for Good

A young woman hasn’t believed in God since she was 6, but her Orthodox mom still berates her for lacking faith. Can the Seesaw help them see eye to eye?

Get Your Rosaries Off My Ovaries

A pro-choice woman wants to engage with her Catholic in-laws about the abortion issue but her husband objects. She asks the Seesaw what she should do.

How Should Chelsea Clinton and Her (Jewish) Hubby Raise Little Charlotte?

How should Chelsea Clinton and her (Jewish) husband raise their new baby daughter? The Seesaw offers advice about the country’s most famous interfaith baby.

Does Hubby No. 2 Really Need to Be Jewish?

A recently divorced woman is ready to date again after raising a Conservative Jewish family. She asks the Seesaw whether she should consider going out with non-Jewish men.

Is It Right To Ditch Secular Relatives for the High Holidays?

An observant man feels estranged from his secular relatives around the High Holidays. He asks if it’s wrong to want to spend a religious holiday with those who actually practice it.