Double or Nothing Jewish Families and Mixed Marriage in the United States Keynote Address: Judaism in the Interfaith Household

By Leonard Saxe, Harvey Cox

Hadassah-Brandeis Institute, April 25, 2004

The speaker, a Christian theologian, describes the decisions and practices that he and his Jewish wife adopted in raising their son as a Jew. He discusses the role of gentiles in Jewish life and the obligation that he sees that Christian institutions should support interfaith couples in raising their children as Jews. He also addresses his own relationship with Jewish customs and practices and how his life has changed since choosing a Jewish lifestyle for himself and his family.

Topic: Intermarriage, Jewish Identification, Pluralism, Family

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Genre: Speech

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Saxe, Leonard. Cox, Harvey. Double or Nothing Jewish Families and Mixed Marriage in the United States Keynote Address: Judaism in the Interfaith Household. Hadassah-Brandeis Institute. 25 April 2004: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=1913


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