None of it means anything without commitment to Torah, the sine qua non of Judaism, which happens to explicitly forbid intermarriage (Deuteronomy 7:3).Such Jewish commitment comes mainly from parental examples of commitment to eating exclusively kosher, strictly keeping Shabbat, study of and adherence to Torah and Halacha, and general primacy of all things that make Jews different from non Jews. Ha Shem promised it, and so far He has kept His promise (3000 years). Alright, I respect your right to have these views, but this is the most ridiculous thing I have ever read.I, in my bubble of optimistic self-gratification, and my father – mourning the potential loss of future generations. I felt the weight of my Jewish identity on my fragile shoulders. This is an event that took place almost two decades ago, but looking at today’s frightening assimilation statistics, it could have happened yesterday. Getting Back to Basics How do we practically go about nurturing a caring relationship with our Jewishness? Jewish educational institutions and community groups are the necessary lifelines that extend from our homes to our collective future.I almost became a statistic, except for one redeeming factor: I cared. We need to nourish ourselves with more Jewishness in order to ensure their success.I was sitting firmly in the driver’s seat with mine, so much so that I became the leader of a Zionist youth movement, and started to mix with an idealistic new crowd. Things were getting serious, but I was ignoring the ramifications, because, you remember, I was not going to marry out.
The Torah is an instructions book on how to maximize the gift of life. For some some women, like me, I choose not to wear pants (dress like a man). I notice you don't talk about being happy from that point on - only duty. What I observed in my experiences, was that I never attracted a non-Jew with whom I had more in common nor admired more than the Jewish ones.
I am a non-Jewish, who have fallen for a Jewish man, and he had recently told me that he is torn between his faith and continuing seeing me.
We are very compatible, share similar views on several topics, enjoy each other company. I do believe in God, but it is based on my own belief systems comprised of many religions. I could not say at this point if I would convert, but I think I would live with it for the rest of my life always wondering if he resents having to leave his faith to be with someone.
He is very caring, genuine and has taught me a lot. We just started seeing each other, so it is too early to say, but I do feel that my life is hanging in the balance because one day he will make a decision. I get the impression that it is a lot harder for Jewish people to date today than it was years ago.
Technology, social media and dating sites has made it possible for us to only want nothing but the best.