Studies have shown that most Jewish people today would like to marry other Jews. Yet studies have also shown that most Jewish people today do not end up marrying other Jews! After many years of research in the field, Ive come to the conclusion that it boils down to one thing: many people see marrying another Jew as something “nice. Once they see it as important, they’ll do a few easy things that will make it happen. So why is it important to marry other Jews? Obviously the ultimate reason is the Torah itself. The best way to stop intermarriage is to turn Jews on to Jewish ideas and life and visiting this site is a wonderful way to do it. However, we also need to think short-term.
Aug 27 7 Elul Torah Portion. We raised our children in a home that observed all the major Jewish holidays. I made our children aware of their culture and heritage. Our son was bar mitzvahed and attended Hebrew school for five years. 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.
Judaism maintains that the righteous of all nations have a place in the world to come. This has been the majority rule since the days of the Talmud. Judaism generally recognizes that Christians and Moslems worship the same G-d that we do and those who follow the tenets of their religions can be considered righteous in the eyes of G-d. Contrary to popular belief, Judaism does not maintain that Jews are better than other people.
Although we refer to ourselves as G-d’s chosen people, we do not believe that G-d chose the Jews because of any inherent superiority. According to the Talmud Avodah Zarah 2b , G-d offered the Torah to all the nations of the earth, and the Jews were the only ones who accepted it. The story goes on to say that the Jews were offered the Torah last, and accepted it only because G-d held a mountain over their heads!
In Ex. Another traditional story suggests that G-d chose the Jewish nation because they were the lowliest of nations, and their success would be attributed to G-d’s might rather than their own ability. Clearly, these are not the ideas of a people who think they are better than other nations. 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.
Interfaith marriage in Judaism also called mixed marriage or intermarriage was historically looked upon with very strong disfavour by Jewish leaders, and it remains a controversial issue among them today. In the Talmud and all of resulting Jewish law until the advent of new Jewish movements following the Jewish Enlightenment, the ” Haskala “, marriage between a Jew and a gentile is both prohibited, and also void under Jewish law.
The Talmud holds that a marriage between a Jew and a non Jew is both prohibited and also does not constitute a marriage under Jewish law.
My son, who is in his mids, has met a non-Jewish girl he’d like to for dissuasion and arguments is before the child starts dating non-Jews.
Rabbi, it happened again. I fell in love with a non-Jewish girl. You know I have tried to meet Jewish girls, but I just don’t hit it off with them. It seems that the more determined I am to marry a Jew, the more fantastic non-Jewish girls walk into my life. I am not religious, but I want a Jewish family. But how long can I wait? In a funny way, I think you may be right. The more determined you are to marry Jewish, the more fantastic the non-Jewish girls become. Let me explain. Have you ever noticed how easy it is to fall for a movie star?
Or a stranger on the street? Or someone who is “unavailable”? Why is this so? Because we easily love what we can’t have.
Top definition. A Gentile girl or woman, especially one who has attracted a Jewish man. The term derives from the Hebrew word “sheketz”, meaning the flesh of an animal deemed taboo by the Torah. Since a Jewish man marrying a non-Jewish woman is taboo also, this word applies to her.
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Question: We are a middle-of-the road Orthodox, shul-going family. Although she is willing to let any children be brought up as Jewish, we are still unhappy. Should we try to discourage the relationship or try to make the best of things? Do you really think that you can discourage your son from marrying the woman he loves? In all my years as a communal rabbi, I have never once met a parent who was able to discourage a child from marrying out, once the child had set his or her heart on it.
The time for dissuasion and arguments is before the child starts dating non-Jews. At that point you are opposing an idea not a person. Once your child falls in love, it becomes personal and all you will achieve by trying to dissuade him is drive him further away from his family and his faith.
American Jews have been debating the impact of intermarriage for decades. Does intermarriage lead to assimilation and weaken the Jewish community? Or is it a way for a religion that traditionally does not seek converts to bring new people into the fold and, thereby, strengthen as well as diversify the Jewish community? The new Pew Research Center survey of U.
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He had some luck meeting women through Internet dating sites like AmericanSingles. Then he found what he now considers an online gold mine — JDate, a Web site that bills itself as “the largest Jewish singles network. Although he is Catholic by birth and upbringing, Mr. Coppola has long preferred to date Jewish women. I thought I’d go with the odds. Coppola is one of a growing number of gentiles who have lately signed on to JDate, which was established in as a service for bringing Jews together.
The number of non-Jews on the site is difficult to estimate: 50, of its , members identify themselves as religiously “unaffiliated,” but they include Jewish members who don’t want to identify themselves as “secular” or with any particular sect. But interviews with people who use JDate suggest that gentiles have become an increasingly visible presence in recent years full disclosure: this reporter is one of them on a site that was designed to promote mating within the tribe.
The reasons non-Jews seek Jewish mates vary in their particulars, but generally seem to come down to the old idea of the nice Jewish boy or girl. Agnes Mercado, a Catholic administrative assistant from West Hollywood, had never even met a Jew until she immigrated from the Philippines 15 years ago.
And those are the good ones. My partner and I are some weird local version of the Lovings in the Jewish community. On the flip side, there are those in the Jewish community who think my relationship is somehow single handedly responsible for the decline and eventual annihilation of the Jewish people.
You know I have tried to meet Jewish girls, but I just don’t hit it off with them. You have thus placed all non-Jewish girls out of range – and by so doing, I am a non Jewish women who was dating a divorced Jewish man for the last few.
Q: Recently, our twenty year old daughter called from college to announce that she is bringing home her first serious boyfriend for Rosh Hashanah. He is an A student, the leader of his a cappella group, and involved in community service. Before she introduced him to us, she warned us that although he is a great person, he is not Jewish. We had always expected and hoped that she would date only Jewish guys, and we had talked about this ad nauseam before she left for college.
The truth is, we were a little hurt that she rebelled against us. She had a strong Jewish education and continued Hebrew lessons throughout high school. We observe Shabbat weekly and celebrate all of the holidays. My daughter has been to Israel and remains an active member of Hillel on her campus. We lectured her on the importance of marrying someone Jewish and of raising Jewish children. She ended up in tears. A: First, your daughter was probably not thinking about rebelling against you when she decided to date this young man.
In our pluralistic society, it is unrealistic to expect our children to date only within the Jewish religion—unless, of course, we keep them in a totally Jewish world.