• josh

    I don’t think you need to apologize, but there should be a way to keep the connection and not give up on your niece. You can still be family without ingratiation. Yet, if you see that such a bond will have a negative impact on your family, stay away. You might not be able to change your niece, but you can increase your persona/family Jewish awareness, even just a bit, to combat this assimilation. 

  • Tobiz

    Once again I have to agree with you. As a matter of fact I am in an intermarriage and our home is decorated with a Star of David on top of the Christmas tree aloang with the Mennorah sitting on the fireplace mantel. Our children and grandchildren all appriciate the fact that we celebrate both holidays. As a matter of fact the grandkids think it is so cool especially listening to grandpa tell the story of Hannukah. Oh yes and lastly, nice picture of you Ella. Happy Hannukah to your family!