I Don't Want To Be Jewish Anymore

A woman converted to Judaism so she could raise Jewish children with her husband. She asks the Seesaw if it’s right for her to return to her Christian faith now that the kids are grown.Read More

My Daughter’s Bat Mitzvah Isn’t Jewish Enough for You?

A girl’s uncle may not come to her bat mitzvah. Her father asks the Seesaw if he should make a big deal about getting his brother, who is far more observant than him, to attend.Read More

My Wife Doesn't Get How Important Kaddish Is to Me

A less-than-observant Jewish man is preparing for the death of his father. He ask the Seesaw how to convince his wife that he should say Kaddish daily — even if it’s inconvenient.Read More

So What If I Hook Up With Non-Jewish Guys?

A college student doesn’t have a serious boyfriend and sleeps with non-Jewish guys. She asks Seesaw how to tell her parents that it’s none of their business who she fools around with.Read More

Why Can't Our Trip to Israel Be Jewish?

A Jewish woman and her husband are planning a trip to Israel. She wants to immerse herself in Jewish experience, but he wants to see the Christian sites, too. What to do, Seesaw?Read More

Will Chrismukkah Ruin My Nice Jewish Kids?

A Jewish woman feels pressure to host Christmas at her house after her mother-in-law dies. She asks the Seesaw: How bad is Chrismukkah for the children?Read More

Dear Santa, Stay Away From My Son

A Jewish father wants to curb his son’s enthusiasm for Christmas. He asks the Seesaw for advice as the toddler heads to the in-laws for the holiday.Read More

It's a Synagogue, Not a Torture Chamber

A Jewish man joined his first synagogue but his husband won’t go to the welcome dinner. He asks the Seesaw for help convincing him that Judaism isn’t some kind of scary cult.Read More

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?Read More

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.Read More

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