Fast-forward several years: Richards and Levy, both 27, are newlyweds who married in a Jewish-Catholic ceremony.Such marriages—interfaith (between a Catholic and a non-Christian) and interchurch (between a Catholic and another Christian)—have been on the rise for the past 30 years.Before Juliann Richards met Neal Levy, she didn’t doubt that she’d marry a fellow Catholic someday.After all, Richards was raised Catholic, attended Catholic school, grew up mostly around fellow Catholics, and knew she wanted her children raised with the same faith. You can read about me here, peruse the archives here and read popular posts here.
“I would be interested how to see how many Jews who intermarry with Catholics attend synagogue,” says Crohn.
However, the fact that he’s not Jewish makes him inappropriate in principle to be with her.
I’ve tried talking to my daughter about this on a number of occasions, but invariably these deteriorate into shouting matches.
Also, my wife doesn’t care that this boy isn’t Jewish; in fact, I seem to be the only one in either my wife’s family or mine who opposes this relationship or that it could result in marriage, God forbid a billion times over. I love my daughter very much and I want a relationship with her, but I don’t know what to say or do to make her understand how important it is for her to marry within the Jewish faith.
I am a regular Sabbath and holiday shul-goer, and we do at least try to observe in the house, although my wife does it mostly in deference to me.