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Notes Introduction 1. Kendall v. Kendall, 426 Mass. 238; 687 N.E.2d 1228; 1997 Mass. LEXIS 408 SJC07427 (Supreme Judicial Court of Mas­sa­chu­setts 1997). 2. “At What Price Success? The Boston (Church of Christ) Movement,” Christian Research Institute, accessed February 12, 2017, http:​/­​/­www​.­equip​.­org​/­article​/­at​-­what​ -­price​-­success​-­the​-­boston​-­church​-­of​-­christ​-­movement​/­. 3. Kendall v. Kendall, 426 Mass. 238; 687 N.E.2d 1228; 1997 Mass. LEXIS 408 SJC07427 . 4. Ibid. 5. Ibid. 6. Ibid. 7. Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life, “One-­in-­Five U.S. Adults ­Were Raised in Interfaith Homes.” 8. Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life, “US Religious Landscape Survey: Religious Affiliation Diverse and Dynamic,” 5. 9. The exception to this trend would be the work of Anne Rose, whose treatment of interfaith marriage in the nineteenth ­century in Beloved Strangers: Interfaith Families in Nineteenth ­Century Amer­i­ca addresses marriages between Protestants, Catholics, and Jews as an American phenomenon, examining them in terms of both gender and the role of the public citizen. 10. Bourdieu, Outline of a Theory of Practice; Bourdieu, Logic of Practice; Certeau, Practice of Everyday Life. 11. Schmidt, Consumer Rites; Heinze, Adapting to Abundance. Chapter One 1. Marbach, Sobel, and Brink, What about Interfaith Marriage? 2. May, Homeward Bound. 3. Barclay, “Mixed Religion Marriage Called Difficult to Sustain.” 4. May, Homeward Bound, 13–15. 5. Goldstein, Price of Whiteness, 3. 6. Marbach, Sobel, and Brink, What About about Interfaith Marriage?, 1966. 7. Ibid. 8. Berman, Speaking of Jews, 53–72. 9. Marbach, Sobel, and Brink, What about Interfaith Marriage? 10. Ibid. 222 Notes to Chapter 1 11. A note on terminology: during this phase in religious life, both Catholic and Jewish traditions referred to marriages between members of two dif­fer­ ent religious traditions as mixed marriages rather than interfaith marriages. Indeed, at this stage, the Reform movement distinguished between mixed marriages, occurring between Jews and “non-­ Jews,” and interfaith marriages, between ethnic Jews and converted Jews. 12. In Judaism, Responsa are ­ legal opinions on specific con­ temporary questions, drawing from the authors’ interpretations of previous iterations of Jewish law. Each movement of Judaism has produced (and continues to produce) its own response. 13. Massarik, National Jewish Population Study, 10. 14. Essrig, “Letter to Rabbi Jacob Shankman.” 15. Ibid. 16. Blackman, Eichhorn, et al., “An Open Letter to the CCAR.” 17. Ibid. 18. Ibid. 19. Ibid. 20. Berman, “Mission to Amer­i­ca,” 205–39. 21. Eichhorn, “Letter to the Reform Rabbinate.” 22. Ibid., 5. 23. Ibid. 24. Ibid., 5. 25. Ibid., 2–3. 26. Schindler, “Address of Rabbi Alexander M. Schindler,” 83. 27. “Alexander Schindler—­Biography in Context,” accessed August 8, 2016. 28. Schindler, “Address of Rabbi Alexander M. Schindler,” 87. 29. Berman, “Mission to Amer­ i­ ca,” 220. Berman’s article considers the missionary impulses of the Reform movement in the early to mid-­ twentieth ­ century, offering a useful perspective of how porous some members of the CCAR considered the line between Jew and non-­Jew to be. 30. Schindler, “Address of Rabbi Alexander M. Schindler,” 85. Schindler wrote this in the 1970s, at a time when, ­ because of both the Holocaust and the 1967 war, Jews, including American Jews, believed themselves to be constantly ­ under threat of extinction , not just from intermarriage, but from external forces as well. To take on a Jewish identity, then, could be seen as deciding to take on the potential of that threat. For theologies addressing this aspect of Jewish thought, see the work of Richard Rudenstein , Irving Greenberg, and Emil Fachenheim. 31. Ibid., 87. 32. Ibid. Heinze notes that while many Catholics ­ were interested in the question of the “au­then­tic self” the primary contributors to the psychological and popu­lar psychological lit­er­a­ture ­were Jewish and Protestant. 33. Herberg, Protestant, Catholic, Jew; Dolan, In Search of an American Catholicism, 127–260; Morris, American Catholic, 196–227. 34. Marbach, Sobel, and Brink, What about Interfaith Marriage? Notes to Chapter 1 223 35. Before Vatican II, priests and devout Catholics ­ were also concerned about specific practices that varied between Catholics and Protestants: for instance, Catholic leaders feared that if a Catholic man married a Protestant ­woman, she would serve him meat on Fridays or that a Protestant man would insist that his wife feed him meat on Friday night and would not support her in making the ­ children join her in eating fish (or, worse yet, would forbid her...


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