Cokie & Steve Roberts mix faith, food, love & work in new book

Mar 15, 2011

How do successful interfaith couples make it work? Can members of two distinct religious beliefs not only coexist, but worship to the full extent without infringing on one another? Cokie and Steve Roberts contend that it is not only possible, but that by doing so it enriches the spiritual lives of both parties involved. In Our Haggadah: Uniting Traditions for Interfaith Families, Cokie and Steve, who are Catholic and Jewish respectively, tackle this large issue through the lens of their Passover Seder. In this book, Cokie and Steve bring both a modern and personal touch to the Haggadah, the Hebrew text which details the order for the Passover meal. By doing so they show how couples can incorporate individual styles into each other’s established rituals, thus making the ancient, sacred traditions their own. Such insight can be trusted implicitly, as Cokie and Steve have been hosting a Passover Seder for decades, which has grown beyond their own families to a celebration with friends and acquaintances from diverse religious backgrounds.

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