Domestic Relations: The Importance of Being Jewish

DOMESTIC RELATIONS

Despite the disagreements that led them into divorce court in the first place, the New Jersey couple were agreed on at least one point: since they were both Jews, they wanted their two children raised as Jews. Nor was there much question about custody. As usual, it went to the mother. But when the mother married a Protestant and moved to Idaho, the children's father sued to have custody reassigned to him.

In his ruling, Judge William Consodine of the Essex County Superior Court withheld the names of the couple and emphasized that normally, "mixed marriages are of no more concern...

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