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Christine: Appropriate Termination
Christine: Appropriate termination

Christine, who is non-Jewish, is engaged to marry a young Jewish man, Jeremy, whom she met in college. Her future in-laws, Orthodox Jews, are opposed to the marriage and have voiced their disapproval of the “outmarriage.” Christine, an English Protestant, does not intend to convert to Judaism. She is offended by Jeremy's parents' rejection simply because of her religious preference and ethnicity. Christine promised her future in-laws that she will follow Jewish holiday traditions in raising her children. Jeremy, who does not practice his religion and leans toward the more liberal reform or reconstructionist positions of Judaism, feels that his family will adjust eventually and that they should just keep moving ahead with their marriage plans. Christine, troubled by her ...

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