Interfaith marriages

posted 4 weeks ago in Interfaith
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Busy bee

As somebody from a similar background (Jewish father, Anglican mother so not technically Jewish by religious standards but culturally engaged) I think it depends a lot which type of Jews you have in mind and what type of christians. I didn’t get a whole lot of Jewish education (just major holidays and never with rabbi or synagogue) and i certainly feel like I fit in with East coat and west cost reform Jews . But I wouldn’t be fully accepted by conservative Jews or the orthodox of any kind (though in practice I have modern orthodox friends who aren’t bothered). My Israeli in-laws found my level of Jewish involvement perfectly consistent with their own and weren’t bothered- but they aren’t particularly religious. Same with the Christian high school I attended.

I certainly feel comfortable with both liberal Jews and liberal Christians, so long as they aren’t hardcore, because I have cultural fluency with both.  Ive never felt out of place in either community until I moved to the Deep South— where I certainly don’t feel like either religion prepares me to be comfortable or accepted

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