The faith of a romantic partner isn’t a good predictor of future Jewish engagement. Share your hope that they will want to have a Jewish home irrespective of the faith of their partner.
The level of Jewish activism in a home — ritual observance, Jewish education, and social networks — is a stronger predictor of Jewish continuity than the faith of a love interest or marriage partner. Do your teens participate in Jewish education post-b’nai mitzvah? Don’t do this once; make it an ongoing conversation. Create opportunities for them to learn about your family and your child’s upbringing.
There is a lot to be learned and gained from having deep cross-cultural relationships.This is tremendously dishonoring and harmful to relationships that are already difficult—as all relationships are!What if, instead of either reducing or elevating, we enter in and listen?But from my experience and from stories of my peers, there is as much desire for racial justice and reconciliation as there is unhelpful idolizing and fetishizing of interracial relationships and biracial friends.Below are four truths we need to understand about IRRs.