Now he has a non-Jewish girlfriend and they are getting serious. The best solution is to raise serious doubts that this will work long-term.He has the support of all her friends who are not Jewish. My wife says that if we are not careful we will lose him as a son, and that I should go easy on my remarks and actions. Some ideas: 1) Get them to discuss the topic of Jesus.Ask your son: Do you find the idea of praying to Jesus repulsive?Do you know that in the mind of your future spouse, Jesus is the ultimate image of yearning for spiritual transcendence?' We're supposed to be celebrating the birth of our child – and instead we we're having a terrible fight!He finally agreed to the Bris, but said, 'I'm sure you'll understand when I take the baby to be baptized.' I was shocked.
It's very confusing for a young person trying to forge an identity in an already-complex world. They need to have a solid, unambiguous identity which gives them a place in the world.Brandeis University researcher Sylvia Barack Fishman discovered that fully half of the intermarried couples that are “raising their children as Jews” hold Christmas and Easter celebrations in their homes!Psychologists report that many "dual-religion" children express a great deal of anger at their parents for putting them in the middle of an issue that the parents themselves could not resolve.Our son was bar mitzvahed and attended Hebrew school for five years.His friends were all Jewish as he grew up, and he attended March of the Living.