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The Challenge of Interfaith Marriage

Interfaith marriage is always a heartbreaker, for both families involved. Each family has raised their child in the faith that they believe to be the true one. Each family has immersed their child in the customs and culture that come with their faith. When their son or daughter then decides to marry someone of a different faith, in so many ways, it is a slap in the face to the parents and the way they raised their child.

Sondra Oster Baras, an Orthodox Jew who has devoted her life to reaching out to Christians all over the world to bless Israel, shares a Jewish perspective on inter-faith marriage, even as Kimberly Troup, Christian Zionist director of CFOIC Heartland’s US office, and Tommy Waller, also a Christian Zionist, share their own perspectives. While both the Christian and Jewish faiths are represented in the conversation, and all three participants advocate warm friendships between Christians and Jews, they all agree that interfaith marriage is not a good way to build a family. Whether you are Jewish or Christian, you will find this discussion engaging and enlightening. Watch this video and pass it on to your friends!

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