Dating a jewish woman
I’ve tried talking to my daughter about this on a number of occasions, but invariably these deteriorate into shouting matches.
You don’t need to consult a rabbi to figure out that being a single woman of a certain age in the Orthodox Jewish community is no piece of babka.Anyway, out of these non-religious Jewish families, the views on dating non-Jewish people are varied.There’s no way to predict how any Jewish family or individual is going to feel about dating a non-Jewish person until you ask.The word "intermarriage" has been the convenient scapegoat for many of the ills in American Jewish life.Countless sermons have been wasted on this topic, and its specter has launched numerous fund-raising campaigns for institutions that usually have little clue on how to creatively adapt to a changing community.My wife, who is a rabbi, generally does not officiate at interfaith weddings.
But when a widowed Holocaust survivor and close friend of ours wanted to marry another close friend, my wife was supportive; clearly they were not going to have any children. Holding the Jewish community's line on not performing interfaith marriages or the happiness of this couple?
On a related note…In that same scene, the Jewish girlfriend gives the boyfriend a little orange bottle, quipping, “…and, Xanax, just for fun.” Xanax is a prescription drug for anxiety disorders.
Buzz Feed, please do not assume that Jewish girls tend to hand out their prescription medicine. There is a big difference between sharing over-the-counter drugs and handing out things that come in those little orange bottles with white caps and treat mental illnesses.
Most of the Jewish people I know well don’t consider themselves religious at all. However, most of the Jewish people I know are also somewhat observant Jews, which means that they go to Temple on some of the Jewish Holy days, and sometimes observe the Sabbath ritual, not because of the religious significance for them, but because it’s a cultural tradition that they cherish.
This is how we approach it, mostly, in my house, and my husband was raised Catholic, and doesn’t know much about Judaism. I don’t think many non-Jews know that this is common in so many Jewish homes.
I’m Jewish, and the answer to your question depends on all the things you left out.