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It’s a conversation I had had hundreds of times in my 44 years as a Jewish educator. However, this time was different: It was with my son.

“So, if Jill and I get married and neither of us converts, what is the best way to raise children?”

I was prepared because he and Jill had been dating for several years. Even though she never went to church when visiting us from Ann Arbor, where they were in school together, I knew her parents were very involved in their church.

My response went something like this:

“As your Mom, I would love to have Jewish grandchildren...

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