Mourning Non-Jewish Loved Ones

"Can a Convert Say Kaddish?" and Other Questions

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Likewise, it may be a good idea to talk to other Jews-by-choice or members of interfaith families with similar experiences; no one else is better able to empathize with the "betwixt and between" feelings and help ease the loneliness. A rabbi or cantor may be able to help identify other bereaved Jews ­by-choice or interfaith families in the congregation.

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Anita Diamant

Anita Diamant is a writer. Her books include Choosing a Jewish Life, The New Jewish Wedding, Saying Kaddish, and The Red Tent, a novel. She lives in Newton, Massachusetts.