It is the most deeply-engrained cultural difference between Jews and non-Jews.
There's a video put out by the Reform Movement of America, a real-life documentary depicting a series of group therapy sessions for intermarried couples, designed to help them deal with the unique issues of intermarriage.
Small towners may feel the unique bond that exists in a tight-knit, minority community. Varying perceptions by non-Jews and a wide range of self-definition by Jews.
These factors raise issues in every facet of Jewish life, including dating.
By Ellen Baskin Being Jewish in America means different things to different people in different places.
Jewishness is often felt as an identification with an ethnic and cultural group as much as with a religious faith.
He is the last Jewish male in our family, since my one and only cousin is a female and I am an only child.
If he has no Jewish sons, then our family line will die.
Many of those who survived moved to the United States, which now is home to the second largest Jewish population in the world.
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.
He has the support of all her friends who are not Jewish. My wife says that if we are not careful we will lose him as a son, and that I should go easy on my remarks and actions. Some ideas: 1) Get them to discuss the topic of Jesus.
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.
What they lack in stature, they make up for in good character and fun holidays.
I'm not biased because I've been wading in this Dead Sea of candidates for my entire lifetime — I'm actually quite tired of it.
These are great qualities to ensure honesty in a relationship. If something is bothering you, don’t be passive aggressive; he won’t be able to read your mind and he probably won’t know that something is wrong unless you say something. Expect to be called pet names like , all pretty much the equivalent of sweetie or babe. Although they are signs of affection, they don’t signify a serious relationship.
No matter where you are in the world, a Jewish mother is a Jewish mother and she will love her baby boy more than anything.
We raised our children in a home that observed all the major Jewish holidays.
I made our children aware of their culture and heritage.