September 21, 2006
September is a struggle for interfaith families
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Hudson and his wife and children are accepting and understanding of each other's religions. And while they often attend each other's services, they keep their religious practices separate. "I don't kneel in church," Hudson said. "I don't think it's proper for a Jew to kneel in the Catholic church." But he hopes his family's experiences will lead to a better understanding between Jews and Catholics. "I am a big fan of people of different religions sharing their experiences," he said.
Ed Case, publisher and president of Interfaithfamily.com, believes that many of the High Holiday themes lend themselves to productive discussions among members of interfaith families.
"Taking account of what one has done over the past year, asking for forgiveness and talking about your hopes for the New Year are actually things that are universal and that could appeal to the non-Jewish partner," he said.
High Holiday Resources for Interfaith Families:
The Jewish Outreach Institute (www.joi.org)
Interfaith Los Angeles (www.interfaithla.org)
The Miller Introduction to Judaism Program (www.uj.edu)
"Celebrations! A Parents Guide" by the Temple Israel of Hollywood Outreach Committee (www.celebrationsguide.org)
"The High Holy Days" by the Temple Chai Outreach Committee ( www.tioh.org/worship/high_holydays.php?page=7458)
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