So while the actual God may be different, the role of that God may provide a similar structure for both Jews and Catholics, says Crohn.
“I would be interested how to see how many Jews who intermarry with Catholics attend synagogue,” says Crohn.
I am an American-born girl, and the first to defend my Americanism in an argument; yet so strong are family ties, and the memory of a happy thirteen-month sojourn in the a few years ago, that I frequently find myself trying to see things from the Nazis' point of view and to had excuses for the things they do—to the dismay of our liberal-minded friends and the hurt confusion of my husband.
He had known other girls and, as I was twenty-five before we married, I had had my share of other men's attention.
"Socioeconomically, the groups were identical, even a few years down the line," he says.
"My grandparents lived in a neighborhood where you spoke Yiddish or Italian.
Melissa, who is Jewish, and Karl, who is Catholic, met more than 20 years ago, when they lived near one another during high school near Providence, R. Since every family has its own traditions, structure and quirks, it is hard to say what similarities certain couples find in their backgrounds, says psychologist Joel Crohn, author of the book Mixed Matches However, in many cases, Jewish families and Catholic families have an emphasis on religious rituals such as attending services, hosting holiday dinners and saying prayers. With a Jewish guy, you’re guaranteed nothing alien down south.Then they’re really surprised you want to spend time with them. He was most likely pressured to get this done since he was a kid.“For some couples, it is that religiosity that some people see as a conflict, but it often it is a bridge.” Traditional proximity between Jews and Catholics is a result of parallel immigration patterns, explains Rabbi Blecher.A majority of the Jews--as well as a good number of the Catholics--in the United States are descendants of European immigrants who came to the United States in the early part of the 20th Century.Consequently our marriage was not the hasty, impassioned leap of two people soaring on the Icarian wings of a first love.