Families and Jewish Differences

Bringing us together, tearing us apart.

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Be Jewish Together

Regardless of the religious differences among family members, it is important to celebrate your shared heritage and the role of Judaism in holding you together even as it sends you on separate journeys. Avoiding Jewish interactions altogether fails to recognize that Judaism has a real ability to reinforce family bonds, provide a sense of family history, and allow distant branches of a family to come together in meaningful ways.

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Rabbi Rachel Miller Solomin is an educator living and working in the San Francisco Bay Area. She was ordained from the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies of the University of Judaism (now American Jewish University) in 2001.