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Does Junior Need Jewish Preschool — or Is Shabbat Sing-Along Enough?

Two parents weigh sending their child to Jewish preschool. They ask the Seesaw whether a Shabbat sing-along program might do the trick — without some of the pitfalls.Read More


Will Jewish Camp Turn My Sons Into Members of Tribe?

A non-Jewish mother is sending her sons away to Jewish camp. She wants them to have a great time, but asks the Seesaw how to make sure they don’t return too Jewish.Read More


My Children Married Non-Jews — and It Breaks My Heart

An observant father is heartbroken that both his children married non-Jews and are raising families outside the faith. Should he stick to his guns — or is it time to move on?Read More


When Mr. Right Hates Israel

He’s everything she wants and one thing she doesn’t want: anti-Israel. The Seesaw helps her figure out if his politics should be a dating dealbreaker.Read More


Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?

A black man is in the process of converting to Judaism. He asks the Seesaw how he can truly be part of the community — and be accepted in return.Read More


Do I Really Have To Act All Jewish for His Mother?

Dressing modestly and reciting Jewish prayers isn’t for everyone. A woman asks the Seesaw about managing expectations at the Modern Orthodox home of her boyfriend’s mother.Read More


If We Can Intermarry — Why Not Inter-Bury?

A Jewish woman is married to a Catholic man — and they are worried about being buried apart. Can the Seesaw resolve their eternal resting place anxieties?Read More


My New Girlfriend Is Way Too Enthusiastic About Judaism

A woman’s new girlfriend thinks she ‘gets’ Judaism because lesbians know what it’s like to be in a minority. The Seesaw offers advice about her (over)-enthusiasm for the faith.Read More


Is Their Baby Really Jewish?

Her Jewish friend had a baby with her non-Jewish husband — they chose not to circumcise their son. She asks the Seesaw, our advice column, what this means for the child’s Jewish future.Read More


Should I Tell My Son To Only Date Jews?

A father contemplates telling his son about the struggles involved in marrying a convert to Judaism. He asks the Seesaw, our advice column, if he should encourage him to only date Jews.Read More


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