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You've Done The Deed. Coping With Life As An Intermarried

Azoulay, Katya Gibel. Black, Jewish and Interracial: It's Not the Color of Your Skin, but the Race of Your Kin. Duke Univ Pr (Trd); 1997. Paperback. ISBN 0-822319-71-3.
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Belin, David. Why Choose Judaism: New Dimensions of Jewish Outreach. UAHC Press #381900 1985. Out of Print. ISBN 0-807403-02-4. [Non-Orthodox. Explores the uniqueness of Judaism and its special roles in America today. Designed for partners in an interfaith relationship.]
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Commission on Reform Jewish Outreach. What Is Reform Jewish Outreach?. Union of American Hebrew Congregations and Central Conference of American Rabbis, 838 Fifth Avenue, NY NY 10021, 212/249-0100. Pamphlet. 1991. [Non-Orthodox]

Cowan, Paul; Cowan, Rachel (Contributor). Mixed Blessings: Overcoming the Stumbling Blocks in an Interfaith Marriage. Penguin USA (Paper); 1989. Paperback. Reprint edition. ISBN 0-140111-89-1. [Describes the interpersonal conflicts that can come from different religious backgrounds and how major life changes (death of a parent, birth of a child) can bring up conflicts. Focuses on how to deal with religious identity and practice with children in mixed marriages. (Authors had a mixed marriage, Rachel has converted and has become a rabbi) Non-Orthodox]
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Crohn, Joel. Mixed Matches: How to Create Successful Interracial, Interethnic, and Interfaith Relationships. Fawcett Books; 1995. Paperback. ISBN 0-449909-61-1.
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Hawxhurst, Joan C. (ed). Interfaith Wedding Ceremonies: Samples and Sources. Dovetail Publishing; 1997. Paperback. ISBN 0-965128-41-5.
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Jacobs, Sidney J.; Jacobs, Betty J. 122 Clues for Jews Whose Children Intermarry. Jacobs Ladder Pubns; 1988. Paperback. ISBN 0-933647-01-8.
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Kaplan, Jane. Interfaith Families: Personal Stories of Jewish-Christian Intermarriage. Praeger Publishers; 2004. Paperback. ISBN 0275982254.
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King, Andrea; Schindler, Alexander M. If I'm Jewish and You're Christian, What Are the Kids? A Parenting Guide for Interfaith Families. Union of American Hebrew Congregations; 1993. Paperback. ISBN 0-807404-52-7.
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Litvin, Baruch. Jewish Identity: Modern Responsa and Opinions on the Registration of Children of Mixed Marriages. Feldheim, Jerusalem-New York. 1970. [Answers by 43 leading Jewish scholars (both religious and otherwise) to "Who is a Jew?"]
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Mann, Gil. How to Get More Out of Being Jewish Even If: A. You Are Not Sure You Believe in God, B. You Think Going to Synagogue Is a Waste of Time, C. You think... Leo & Sons Pub; 1997. Paperback. ISBN 0-965170-90-X.
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Packard, Gwen K. Coping in an Interfaith Family (Coping Series). Rosen Publishing Group; 1993. Library binding. ISBN 0-823914-52-6.
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Petsonk, Judy; Remsen, Jim. The Intermarriage Handbook: A Guide for Jews & Christians. Quill; 1988, 1991. Paperback. Reprint edition. ISBN 0-688103-79-0. [This book explains basis of each other's culture, and guidelines on how to proceed.]
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Rosenberg, Roy A.; Meehan, Peter; and Payne, John Wade. Happily Inter-married: Authoritative Advice for a Joyous Jewish-Christian Marriage. Out of Print. ISBN 0-020891-60-1.[Written by a Protestant minister, a Roman Catholic priest, and a Reform Jewish rabbi, offers insights to couples seriously considering a permanent bireligious relationship.]
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Reuben, Steven Carr. But How Will You Raise the Children?: A Guide To Interfaith Marriage. New York : Pocket Books, 1987. Out of Print. ISBN 0-671643-69-X.
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Reuben, Steven Carr. Raising Jewish Children in a Contemporary World: The Modern Parent's Guide to Creating a Jewish Home Rocklin, CA : Prima Pub., 1992. Out of Print. ISBN 1-559581-50-6.
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Reuben, Steven Carr. Making Interfaith Marriage Work. l993. Out of Print. ISBN 1-559585-06-4.
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Rosenbaum, Mary Helene and Rosenbaum, Stanley Ned. Celebrating Our Differences: Living Two Faiths in One Marriage. Ragged Edge Press, 1994. White Mane Pub; 1999. Paperback. 2nd revised edition. ISBN 1-572491-63-9.
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Sacks, David G. Welcoming The Intermarried In Your Jewish Family. Jewish Outreach Institute (33 W 42nd Street, New York City, NY 10036, <>). 1995.

Schaper, Donna E. Raising Interfaith Children: Spiritual Orphans or Spiritual Heirs? Crossroad Pub Co; 1999. Paperback. ISBN 0-824516-32-X.
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Silverstein, Alan. Dual Faith Parenting, Second Thoughts on a Popular Trend. The Federation of Jewish Men's Clubs, Inc., New York, NY. 1993. [Pamphlet giving strong reasons against trying to raise the child of a mixed marriage with both faiths. Conservative viewpoint.]

Silverstein, Alan. Preserving Jewishness in Your Family: After Intermarriage Has Occurred. Jason Aronson; 1995. Paperback. ISBN 1-568215-43-6.
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Yob, Iris M. Keys to Interfaith Parenting (Barron's Parenting Keys Series). Barrons Educational Series; 1998. Paperback. ISBN 0-764102-42-7.
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