Dating a jewish boy
If you’re a shiksa (non-Jewish girl) who is interested in getting to know and date a Jewish man there are a few tips that can help you to achieve dating success.Unless you are Jewish, or are already familiar with Judaism, Jewish culture, traditions and values, dating a Jewish man will require some consideration. Whilst your genuine mistake may seem endearing when you first meet a Jewish man you’re interested in getting to know, your lack of basic cultural knowledge is unlikely to impress.How could I marry a non-Jew, contributing to the assimilation and possible disappearance of my people?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.I never expected it to be more than a summer fling, but things escalated quickly. "And I can't marry a non-Jew."I then explained the concept of a -something that would bring shame upon oneself, one's family, and the entire Jewish community.On our fourth date I informed him in no uncertain terms, "This can't go anywhere.""Why? Based on my upbringing, I would feel guilty for betraying generations of Jewish martyrs who had died so that I could be free to be Jewish.My 22-year old college-graduate daughter has been dating a Catholic boy, also a college graduate since they met in high school.
I want all the future generations of my line, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, etc., whether I live to see them or not (I’m 55 and in good health overall) to live as Jews and continue the faith on down my line. ” It’s one of my favorite stories from the brilliant mind of Theodor Geisel (aka Dr.However, the fact that he’s not Jewish makes him inappropriate in principle to be with her.I’ve tried talking to my daughter about this on a number of occasions, but invariably these deteriorate into shouting matches.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 didn't think he would have had the heart to do it, but the relationship ended before his will was tested.