Family · Food

Thanksgiving at Chez Kaguya

The answer: We do nothing. I didn’t grow up celebrating Thanksgiving and feel no special connection to it. To make things worse (?) I don’t eat meat, rendering the whole focus of the day–turkey-eating–meaningless. The other decision-maker in this household, Misha, was once a complete (ovo-lacto) vegetarian, and today, is a “modified” non-meat eater like me.… Continue reading Thanksgiving at Chez Kaguya

About Me · Family

Didn’t Your Non-Jewish Parent Have Problems With Your Being Raised Jewish?

A common question I (and other kids of intermarriages) get asked is: “How did your non-Jewish parent feel about your being raised Jewish? Didn’t s/he object?” Hmmm, interesting… So, the assumption here might be that the non-Jewish spouse will be hostile (or even have an anti-Semitic slant) towards Jews, Judaism, or Jewish ‘culture’ and still… Continue reading Didn’t Your Non-Jewish Parent Have Problems With Your Being Raised Jewish?