How to Survive an Impossible Mixed-Faith Marriage
Robbing the cradle
Bette Isacoff, a college student on a teaching intern assignment at a Connecticut high school, walked into the teachers' lounge one day and spotted a handsome graduating senior, a 17-year-old Jewish kid named Richard. A good Catholic girl, she was not about to date one of her students, but seven weeks later, they were engaged. That was 1968, when Jews and Catholics rarely married "outside." To say their courtship was ill-received by friends and family is an understatement. And so the fun began. Yet from this unlikely set of circumstances came a 43-year (and counting) marriage. How did they do it?
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