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Edmund C. Case

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A New Year To Engage Interfaith Families in Jewish Life

(2) Comments | Posted September 12, 2012 | 11:00 AM

The Jewish New Year begins with headlines from the New York Jewish Community Study of 2011. First, there is a huge amount of intermarriage, and it is continuing. Second, while the intermarried are generally disengaged from Jewish life and community, those that are engaged demonstrate attitudes and behaviors...

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Can the Jewish Community Encourage In-Marriage and Welcome Interfaith Families?

(102) Comments | Posted November 14, 2010 | 5:59 PM

From remarks at the General Assembly of the Jewish Federations of North America, Nov. 9.

Intermarriage is a huge reality for the Jewish community. Half of Jews are intermarrying, which means that two-thirds of new Jewish households are intermarried; half of young Jewish adults have intermarried parents.

The Jewish...

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Chelsea Clinton's Interfaith Marriage: What Comes Next?

(5) Comments | Posted August 3, 2010 | 11:05 AM

After weeks of speculation, Chelsea Clinton's wedding to Marc Mezvinsky is over. But the wedding ceremony is just the beginning of an interfaith couple's life together. When the big-day hubbub dies down and the honeymoon ends, what comes next?

Couples with differing religious backgrounds (Clinton was raised Methodist, Mezvinsky Jewish)...

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Interfaith Weddings: What Chelsea Clinton's Ceremony Might Look Like

(26) Comments | Posted July 23, 2010 | 7:24 AM

Amidst all the attention being paid to the upcoming wedding of Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky - who's attending, what will she wear? -- many people of faith are wondering about the ceremony itself. Will it be non-religious, officiated by a judge? Or will it reflect Chelsea's Methodist background, Marc's...

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