They will probably have highly diverse reactions to the film, and the anti-Semitism elements will be very difficult for them to reconcile.On the flip side, having them visit a Holocaust museum will also likely engender very different emotional reactions. Many intermarried couples say: "We're going to let our children choose their own religion. That way they'll get the best of both worlds." But the reality is that children of intermarried couples suffer an identity crisis.That's simply the default choice in our predominantly non-Jewish society.) But imagine if the child becomes a committed Jew or Christian. If he becomes a believing Christian, he'll think the Jewish parent is going to hell for denying the faith!And if he turns to Judaism, he'll regard him as a traitor for having intermarried! People who do not profess a belief in any particular religion often turn back to religion later in life.Until that trial separation, he does not have clarity about the right thing to do.Due to limited resources, the Ask the Rabbi service is intended for Jews of little background with nowhere else to turn.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.
If you’re a 20- to 35-year-old woman without any children I caution you against dating a man with kids.It is the most deeply-engrained cultural difference between Jews and non-Jews.There's a video put out by the Reform Movement of America, a real-life documentary depicting a series of group therapy sessions for intermarried couples, designed to help them deal with the unique issues of intermarriage.When a person has to choose one religion over the other, there is always the unconscious sense of choosing one parent over another.(The fact is that 92 percent of children of intermarriage marry non-Jews, effectively detaching themselves forever from the Jewish people.