One unpartnered friend, a rabbi, actually flew to Israel for in vitro fertilization and is now pregnant. "But since I'm getting older and haven't found a soul-mate yet, I'm going to start my own family." These Jewishly involved single women could have other options, but those aren't sanctioned by the Jewish community. It is time to remove the stigma from dating and marrying non-Jewish men.The word "intermarriage" has been the convenient scapegoat for many of the ills in American Jewish life.
But not every interfaith marriage is a threat to Jewish continuity.My wife, who is a rabbi, generally does not officiate at interfaith weddings.Keeping kosher is all about how the food was prepared, not whether it was blessed by a Rabbi. It is the day we repent our sins for the previous year.There is also a difference between "keeping kosher" and "kosher-style." Become familiar with the differences! Please check the calendar and do not schedule anything for this day!I am a jewish woman who never dated out of my faith until 4.5 years ago, when I started to see my current b/f.
My parents were insane when they realized he wasn't jewish.My wife and I have several Jewish female friends in their mid-30s who are still single.When any of them visit, our Shabbat talk inevitably turns to the people they are dating and how difficult it is to find a nice Jewish guy with whom to start a Jewish family and raise Jewish children.In 1983, the organized Reform Jewish Movement adopted the principal of patrilineal descent. Reform Judaism considers a child of an interfaith couple to be Jewish if one parent is Jewish and the child is raised as a Jew and receives a Jewish education and celebrates appropriate life cycle events, such as receiving a Hebrew name and becoming bar or bat mitzvah.This also assumes that the child is being raised exclusively as a Jew and not practicing another religion.Initially, I was very closed-minded to the idea of interacting with Jewish men because of the stereotypes and because of what I’ve seen with my own eyes in my very own community.