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Dispatches from DivorceLand: How to Cope with Religious Difference

By Jennifer Siegel

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The Forward took a look this week at an unusual custody case in Kansas that is pitting a Reform Jewish father against his Orthodox ex-wife and their teenage son.

In the wake of a divorce, how do parents handle their religious differences with their ex-spouses and with children who may be more religiously observant? As these two advice columns – in Salon and Slate – make clear, it’s an issue in the broader American community. Both are taking up the same letter by a father who is struggling to figure out how to relate to his 13-year-old daughter, who is an evangelical Christian.


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