One set of grandparents has a Christmas Tree, the other a Chanukah menorah.
It's very confusing for a young person trying to forge an identity in an already-complex world. They need to have a solid, unambiguous identity which gives them a place in the world.
They will probably have highly diverse reactions to the film, and the anti-Semitism elements will be very difficult for them to reconcile.
On the flip side, having them visit a Holocaust museum will also likely engender very different emotional reactions. Many intermarried couples say: "We're going to let our children choose their own religion. That way they'll get the best of both worlds." But the reality is that children of intermarried couples suffer an identity crisis.
He is the last Jewish male in our family, since my one and only cousin is a female and I am an only child.
He finally agreed to the Bris, but said, 'I'm sure you'll understand when I take the baby to be baptized.' I was shocked.
When a person has to choose one religion over the other, there is always the unconscious sense of choosing one parent over another.
(The fact is that 92 percent of children of intermarriage marry non-Jews, effectively detaching themselves forever from the Jewish people.
It was first adopted by Russian travelers to Central Asia in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, then, apparently independently, by early 19th-century British and Indian travelers. The total of all Central Asian Jews at the end of the 19th century was probably between 16,000 and 17,000.
Members of the group call themselves [Y]Isroʾel (refined style) or Yahūdī (official/neutral style); the latter term was also applied to them in official Persian (Tajik) and Chaghatay (Ùaḡatāy, Uzbek) terminology before the Russian conquest of Central Asia. There are no reliable statistics on Jews in Central Asia before the 19th century. In 1926, according to the Soviet census, the number of Central Asian Jews in the USSR was 18,698 (Lorimer, p. The first Soviet census after World War II, conducted in 1959, listed 25,990 Central Asian Jews who were native speakers of Tajik (, p. At a cautious estimate, about 10 percent of Central Asian Jews who abandoned the Jewish dialect of Tajik in favor of Russian (or Uzbek in a very few instances) must be added to this figure, bringing the estimate of all Central Asian Jews within the borders of the USSR to between 28,000 and 29,000. Now he has a non-Jewish girlfriend and they are getting serious. The best solution is to raise serious doubts that this will work long-term.