My daughter is dating a non jew

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Yet for my younger siblings, the fights were less intense and less frequent.

I paved the way for my sister to have a non-Jewish boyfriend in high school who actually could come in the house and sit in the living room without being treated as the invisible man. I am now married to a non-Jewish husband and the mother of two twenty-something children.

• You don't have to be Jewish to find favor in G-d's eyes • G-d gave only seven basic commandments to gentiles • Yiddish words for gentiles are goy, shiksa and shkutz • Judaism does not approve of interfaith marriage, but it is very common • Jews do not proselytize, but it is possible to convert to Judaism Judaism maintains that the righteous of all nations have a place in the world to come.

This has been the majority rule since the days of the Talmud.

August, 2005 Forty years later, I can remember my father telling me, "No, you can't go out with non-Jewish boys, and that is the end of the story." Of course, that was not the end of the endless arguments, discussions, pleadings, and badgering that went on in our household in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

There were only about 300 Jewish families in Tulsa when I grew up there in the fifties and sixties, and only fourteen people in my confirmation class at our Conservative synagogue.

I don't think that intermarriage can be prevented, and I think that trying to do so can be very counter-productive.

The story goes on to say that the Jews were offered the Torah last, and accepted it only because G-d held a mountain over their heads! , the words generally translated as "at the foot of the mountain" literally mean "underneath the mountain"!

) Another traditional story suggests that G-d chose the Jewish nation because they were the lowliest of nations, and their success would be attributed to G-d's might rather than their own ability.

*** “I think I’m going to start dating, Mom,” Emily told me on the phone from college, when she was 19. This choice reflected her beliefs as an Orthodox girl: Dating happens only when you are marriage-minded.

I could see the advantages of this outlook on dating, but I had begun to wonder about its practicality.

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