The main nuance about dating anyone is figuring out (if you haven't yet) what you want out of a relationship.Until you do that, dating anyone is a heightened risk of hurt feelings.If you just wanted an introduction into the culture, I would recommend reading Prager and Telushkin's "Nine questions people ask about Judaism", at least the relevant chapters.I was a "nice Jewish girl" looking to date a "nice Jewish boy" when I met him.All proceeds go to helping us bring you the ambitious journalism that brought you here in the first place. Each week, we’ll select the best letters and publish them in a new letters to the editor feature on the Scroll.We hope this new largely symbolic measure will help us create a more pleasant and cultivated environment for all of our readers, and, as always, we thank you deeply for your support.On our fourth date I informed him in no uncertain terms, "This can't go anywhere." "Why? Based on my upbringing, I would feel guilty for betraying generations of Jewish martyrs who had died so that I could be free to be Jewish.
Sure, I shared my father's concerns about the survival of the Jewish people and, though it might sound stereotypical, was aware of the cultural differences between our Jewish family and his non-Jewish one. In my family we addressed our feelings openly; his tended to ignore uncomfortable issues, hoping they would just go away.
She’s not afraid to assert herself—with relative smoothness and grace—whether she’s (successfully!
) sending food back in a restaurant or playing a game of Jewish geography with your boss, immediately warming him to you for the first time.
We attended Judaism classes and a support group for interfaith couples and agreed that if we ever had kids, we would raise them as Jews.
Through it all, my father and I had many long discussions on the subject of intermarriage.