Jewish man dating non jewish girls
In the Talmud, Rabbi Hillel warns us that we should be careful not to judge another person until we have stood in their place. Related Article: Why Not Intermarry The Heartthrob One night I went to a party for friends who had just returned from a year in Israel. So, unbelievably, on the first date we spoke about him converting. Soon I realized that I couldn’t practically hide it from my parents any longer.
It was an inspiring night full of memories and promise for the future. And, if that wasn’t enough for my ego, he was a commercial pilot. Related Article: Chicken Soup with Chopsticks A Night to Remember We set a date to meet. The Fifth Commandment The confession took place at a restaurant.
I’m Christian (not really religious though) and I live in Switzerland where most of the Jews are ultra-orthodox so they appear a little odd to Christians at first sight… I’m a senior college student with a secular family and a very religious sister.
But watching your blog brought me a whole different perspective. I’ve been sending JITC episodes to my dad and aunt to help them better understand my sister’s Jewish decision.
Which was obviously none of my business, since these people were complete strangers (not like it would have been much more of my business if they weren’t). What exactly is wrong with two people who love each other (well, at least I assume they do, remember we’re talking about strangers here! It’s why when a random Jew commits a crime (usually, white collar, that’s our style!
) wanting to spend the rest of their lives together? ) it’s my Although Joe Shmostein doesn’t even know that I exist (or that I’ve been clicking through his pictures, for that matter) – knowing something upsetting about his life upsets me. These two people will hopefully make each other very happy. The non-Jewish wife probably isn’t even religious if she were willing to marry him.
Thanks so much for your blog and explaining orthodox life in everyday language.
I tend to have a hard time hearing ‘the laws’ and the ‘shoulds’ and the ‘musts’…but I have to say, your wit and humor in getting these messages across got me listening.
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.But chances are that marrying Jewish will lead to at least one more generation of Jews and that maybe someone in the next generation will get the chance to do these things and make a big stink (like I did! If any Jewish person reading this – married, unmarried, inter-married, or about to get intermarried – hasn’t tried any of the things on my list but would like to, shoot me an email.We may have never met, but I already feel connected to you.Which, of course, is an odd way to feel about a picture of strangers unless it’s a picture of someone suffering somehow, which it wasn’t.No, the picture that made me sad was of a wedding, which is even odder, since wedding pictures generally elicit positive feelings from most normal human beings – a grouping which I often include myself in! Because it was of a Jewish guy marrying a non-Jewish girl. While technically I know that other people’s lives – especially people I have never met, and will probably never meet – are separate from my own, there is something that makes me feel connected to every single Jew in the world – past, present, and future – even the ones who don’t consider themselves Jewish.