Here I was, being pursued by a bona fide heartthrob with absolutely no strings attached. Dinner ended awkwardly, amidst the forlorn clinking of cutlery toying with barely eaten food. I had not seen him shed a tear since his mother passed away, over a decade before.
The thought of one Jewish person dating another Jewish person seems simple and straightforward, but sometimes it’s not!
If he has no Jewish sons, then our family line will die.
Now he has a non-Jewish girlfriend and they are getting serious. The best solution is to raise serious doubts that this will work long-term.
Whether or not you only date Jews is totally up to you, but non-Jews should definitely know a few things before getting into a relationship with a girl of the Hebrew faith.
We raised our children in a home that observed all the major Jewish holidays.
And even if I could accept intermarriage, my father never would. He had repeatedly told me how important it was to marry "inside." He worried about the ultimate demise of the Jewish people through assimilation.
He also believed that marriage was "tough enough as it is" and "easier if you start with a common culture, religion, and values." Years ago, my father threatened to disown my older sister if she married her non-Jewish boyfriend.
I was so connected to my Jewish identity that my betrayal of it was not even statistically probable. I stopped socializing with them in silent protest, after a more outspoken effort had failed.In Hebrew School, they taught all of us little Jews that our people were God's "chosen people." They also taught us lots of other things, like how to read and write Hebrew, and which foods are kosher, but they didn't really do anything to prepare us for a lifetime of dating non-Jews.Probably because good Jewish kids are supposed to grow up and marry other good Jewish kids.His friends were all Jewish as he grew up, and he attended March of the Living.He is the last Jewish male in our family, since my one and only cousin is a female and I am an only child.I self-righteously concluded that we had nothing in common, since they were prepared to give their Jewish identity the backseat.