Dating a non jew

Read on for an inside perspective on Jewish dating in America.

By Ellen Baskin Being Jewish in America means different things to different people in different places.

Many of those who survived moved to the United States, which now is home to the second largest Jewish population in the world.

• You don't have to be Jewish to find favor in G-d's eyes • G-d gave only seven basic commandments to gentiles • Yiddish words for gentiles are goy, shiksa and shkutz • Judaism does not approve of interfaith marriage, but it is very common • Jews do not proselytize, but it is possible to convert to Judaism Judaism maintains that the righteous of all nations have a place in the world to come.

Dear Rabbi, I’m getting married in October to a girl who is not Jewish (she is Hindu, born in India) and we’re having a difficult time finding a Rabbi who will marry us. And do you have any recommendations for Rabbis that would consider performing the ceremony.

It’s important to me and my family that we are married by a Rabbi. Dear Rabbi, I will be married (very soon) to a Jewish woman.

I am not Jewish, but would very much like to include several of the Jewish traditions in our wedding, to embrace her heritage as well.

Dear [email protected], For Jews, “marrying within the faith” isn’t a cultural preference or prejudice.

The thought of one Jewish person dating another Jewish person seems simple and straightforward, but sometimes it’s not!Because of our acceptance of Torah, Jews have a special status in the eyes of G-d, but we lose that special status when we abandon Torah.I was the one who adamantly declared that I would never marry out.I self-righteously concluded that we had nothing in common, since they were prepared to give their Jewish identity the backseat.I was sitting firmly in the driver’s seat with mine, so much so that I became the leader of a Zionist youth movement, and started to mix with an idealistic new crowd. Things were getting serious, but I was ignoring the ramifications, because, you remember, I was not going to marry out.Not because my parents were against it; they didn’t need to tell me because my traditional Jewish upbringing and day-school education were my safeguards.

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