No matter how your man looks at Judaism--as a religion, a race, or a culture--know that conversion to another religion loses that connection.You need to be aware of that, respectful of and sensitive to it.So dating Jewish boys was pretty much the norm all the way through high school, and there would have been strong resistance at home to my having a boyfriend who wasn’t Jewish.Once I left for college there was more freedom to do what I wanted, but since I’ve always felt very Jewish identified, I still tended to gravitate towards Jewish guys.Small towners may feel the unique bond that exists in a tight-knit, minority community. Varying perceptions by non-Jews and a wide range of self-definition by Jews.These factors raise issues in every facet of Jewish life, including dating.At the same time, it was also fun to meet people from different places with different backgrounds, and I’ve gone out with non-Jewish men as well.The close-knit sense of community that’s a major part of the Jewish culture is most clearly reflected within individual families.
Read on for an inside perspective on Jewish dating in America.
When Jews date non-Jews, this can seem a bit overwhelming to someone who might have grown up in a more emotionally restrained environment.
Jewish Dating – Reform, Conservative, Orthodox The thought of one Jewish person dating another Jewish person seems simple and straightforward, but sometimes it’s not.
Even though it is technically not incorrect to call someone a "Jew," coming from a non-Jewish person it will often sound and be interpreted as derogatory. The Star of David is a six pointed star that consists of two triangles. The Torah only contains the writings of the Old Testament and it is in Hebrew.
It has no real religious significance but it is our symbol of unity. Yes, that same David (the ultimate underdog) that defeated the giant Goliath. A Bar/Bat Mitzvah is the day a boy/girl gets to read from the Torah for the first time and it signifies their religious passage into adulthood.