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Spring holidays bring interfaith dilemmas

SEAN SAVAGE | JNS.org | Posted: Wednesday, March 18, 2015 10:00 am

For a growing number of Jewish families, Passover has become not only a holiday that retells the age-old story of the Exodus from Egypt, but also a time of current conflict and compromise. 

According to the Pew Research Center’s “A Portrait of Jewish Americans” survey that was released in October 2013, 58 percent of Jews marry outside the faith, up from 46 percent in 1990 and 17 percent before 1970. Against that statistical backdrop, more and more Jewish families must work to accommodate non-Jews at the seder table, or witness relatives attending Easter celebrations at the same time of year.

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