'Why Isn't Mommy Jewish?': When Christian Moms Raise Jewish Kids

JTA has a fascinating story by their intrepid Sue Fishkoff about non-Jewish spouses (read wives) in interfaith marriages who are raising their kids as Jewish

The story doesn’t get into the interdenominational and Israel-Diaspora politics of the issue, for a change. It’s about the part that the politicians and scholars too often overlook: real, live families living the experience on the ground. After all, they’re the ones who will ultimately determine the future of the Jewish people.

You might think all the complications come from the community’s deeply mixed feelings on the issue. Some of the families interviewed have their own issues, though.

This story "'Why Isn't Mommy Jewish?': When Christian Moms Raise Jewish Kids" was written by J.J. Goldberg.

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J.J. Goldberg

J.J. Goldberg

Jonathan Jeremy “J.J.” Goldberg is editor-at-large of the Forward, where he served as editor in chief for seven years (2000-2007).

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