Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what’s happening in the world as it unfolds. Story highlights Son of Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu reported to have non-Jewish girlfriend Jonathan Rosenblum says children of intermarriage are not considered Jewish in Jewish law Jews have always believed they were chosen for a unique mission, Rosenblum argues. The Israeli media went into one of its periodic feeding frenzies this week over reports that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s oldest son Yair has a non-Jewish girlfriend. Gentile media around the world gleefully reported the faux hand-wringing in Israel. In a world in which hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of Jews are in some level of “romantic involvement,” with non-Jews, Yair Netanyahu’s love life is, by any rational standard, a non-story. In America today, more than four out of five marriages involving non-Orthodox Jews are intermarriages , according to a survey by Pew Research Center. So why would anyone profess to be distressed by Yair Netanyahu’s alleged romantic interests? The PM’s bureau, incidentally, issued a statement that Yair and the Norwegian woman identified as his girlfriend are nothing more than study partners at the Herziliya Interdisciplinary Center.
I’ve spent the last year-and-half dating dudes from OKCupid, but now I’m in a place where I’m looking for a more serious relationship. I was raised Catholic, and my family still celebrates Christmas and Easter, but I find that I have the best relationships with Jewish guys. What’s the etiquette for joining a site like this when I’m not actually Jewish? Schechtman also pointed out that if you do decide to join, there’s a religion section in your profile which includes the options “willing to convert,” “not willing to convert” or “not sure if I’m willing to convert.
As to whether you should join, however: That’s trickier. An informal sampling of Jewish folks on social media proved to be decidedly mixed on the issue of non-Jews joining Jewish dating sites.
It turns out that many young adult members of the Boston Jewish community are thinking quite seriously about this question. See below for.
It would be normal for him to be fairly disconnected at his age; having children pulls most of us back into religious communities. For me, it was my marriage to a Jewish man that motivated me to convert to Judaism. I wanted our family to be unified in our practice. As I got more involved, I developed friendships and connections that have drawn me deeply into my Jewish identity and practice.
The real question is: How does your child relate to their own Jewishness? This conversation really hurt my feelings. Dear Chava: I am sorry that your friend was so oblivious to what she was saying and how it would impact you.
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.
He’s picky and busy and on top of all that a little shy. Guy has a hard time finding a Jewish girlfriend which hasn’t even changed by moving from.
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. And you thought regular dating was stressful. Imagine having that kind of power and pressure when it comes to who you binge Netflix with.
A really small one. Sometimes they lose faith. They find other places they bond with better. They convert to a religion that feels more like home. It happens. I get why some young Jews really only want to date within the community. I would never police them on it or judge them. Sometimes they want to have a Jewish household with a Jewish spouse, and celebrate traditions and rituals that they have in common.
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‘Mother,’ I said quietly, ‘remember the greatest Man who ever lived was a Jew – Jesus.’ That held her for a minute. ‘Yes,’ she murmured, ‘it is the great paradox.’”.
Evan, I am a non-Jewish girl dating a Jewish guy. He is the first real guy I have been in a relationship with. I am 22 and he is He still logs onto JDate every now and then, and I know because I am spying. What is the likelihood a Jewish guy will leave you because you are non-Jewish? I cannot risk getting hurt.
Man’s passionate debate with Jewish aunt over non-Jewish girlfriend
I have a daughter who was dating a non-Jewish guy. In order to be with him and out of our disapproving sight she moved far away. Now she wants to come back home. We are willing to accept her, but not if she is willing to hold on emotionally to this young man.
(RNS) Reform Jews already allow their rabbis to preside at weddings between Jews and non-Jews. Is the Conservative movement next?
If you want to know what the worst threat in the whole history of the Jews actually looks like, you should meet my son Eli. He does a lot of sports. Neither are his brothers, Tom, and Adam. Adam is only 7, so he still just wants to be a ninja when he grows up. So there you have it. These boys, according to Dr. I came here 20 years ago. There was a large Arab population, but very few Christians trying to live within Israeli Jewish society.
It was pretty awful to be honest.
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Jump to navigation. A prominent Conservative rabbi asked his Massachusetts congregation to consider allowing him to preside at weddings between Jews and non-Jews as long as the couples were committed to raising Jewish children. Unlike rabbis in Reform Judaism, the largest American stream of Judaism, Conservative rabbis may not preside at interfaith marriages.
Schonfeld notes that Gardenswartz and members of his congregation quickly deemed his intermarriage proposal unworkable. In a religion whose adherents number fewer than 15 million worldwide and whose children feel increasingly free to choose whether or not they will produce a next generation of committed Jews, changes regarding marriage can be fraught with emotion. The intention, Shapiro said, was to make the language more inclusive out of respect to USY leaders who have a non-Jewish parent—not to make it more acceptable for USY leaders to date non-Jews.
Question: I have a daughter who was dating a non-Jewish guy. In order to be with him and out of our disapproving sight she moved far away. Now she wants to.
By Olivia Elgart For Dailymail. A man’s passionate defense of his girlfriend during a conversation with a relative evolved into a furious religious debate – and a viral sensation – after his aunt tried to force him to break off his relationship because the girl was not Jewish. Imgur user SmileyMo, whose real name is Moshe, was born and raised Jewish but he now considers himself an atheist – a fact which he made clear to his aunt when she began questioning why he was dating a woman from outside the Jewish faith.
The attorney, who is from New York City , shared the entire text message exchange between him and his aunt, which started with her writing to him saying she would like to take him out to dinner to talk to him about his religion, and his plans for dating a non-Jewish girl to see if she could change his mind, at least on the latter point. Couple: A New York-based man known only as Moshe had a passionate debate with his Jewish aunt over text after she found out he was dating a non-Jewish girl through Facebook.
Debate: Moshe, who goes by the Imgur name SmileyMo, was born and raised Jewish but now considers himself an atheist which he made clear to his aunt despite her nagging. Texts: His aunt wrote to him saying she would like to take him out to dinner to talk to him about his religion and his plans about dating a non-Jewish girl to see if she could change his mind. Uh oh: Even though the aunt kept pushing for them to meet up in person, Moshe wanted to talk about it right then and there.
Marriage: Moshe tried to explain to his aunt that who he marries is irrelevant to being Jewish because he’s an atheist but she said what matters is that his kids will not be Jews. According to a series of phone grabs he shared on Imgur, Moshe’s aunt texted one day saying, ‘Would like to get together and talk.
The Jewish fear of intermarriage
How the Rebbe helped a young man contemplating an intermarriage. Read the Rebbe’s first response. A young man torn between his faith and his personal life comes to the Rebbe for help. Can the Rebbe save him from himself? Rabbi Slavaticki Relates:. I first met Daniel at the Chabad House when someone brought him over for a visit.
The Israeli media went into one of its periodic feeding frenzies this week over reports that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s oldest.
I have seen these same Jewish girls go with gentile fellows and it is nothing but if any other girl goes with a gentile, why they are considered the worst girls in town. Throughout the 20 th century, there is a noticeable rise in intermarriages that may be attributed to four specific factors. The first is a stress on assimilation. Since Eastern European Jews felt anti-Semitism upon their entrance into the United States, they worked doubly hard to assimilate into American society.
Some of the most prominent methods of assimilation were schools and clubs that introduced genteel ideas to Jewish children. Secondly, Jewish communities attempted to work closely with the gentile community and this increased interaction between Jewish and gentile children.