Tips for dating a jewish man
So spend some time thinking about how important your Jewish identity is to you.
Do you envision a life in which you are conscious of your Judaism, maintain some Jewish tradition, and/or raise your children as Jews?
Rosie & Sherry Have a question for Rosie & Sherry?
Email them at: Rosie Einhorn, a psychotherapist, and Sherry Zimmerman, a family lawyer, are the authors of “Talking Tachlis—A Singles’ Strategy for Marriage,” and the founders of Sasson V’Simcha, a non-profit organization which provides programs and services to help Jewish singles.
About your statement that you’ve always been attracted to non-Jewish men: Is it possible that you may have started dating non-Jews during your rebellious teenage years, to take a “stand” against your parents, and now that you’re an adult you simply are accustomed to being with men who are not Jewish?
Could it be that if you learned a little more about our rich heritage, you’d be more inclined to date Jewish?
This feeling is undoubtedly at the root of your parents’ strong sentiments.I am 22 years old and keep getting into the same argument with my parents (since I started dating), because despite the fact that I have a serious boyfriend, they encourage me to find a Jewish guy.They act as though I don’t have a “real” boyfriend.Because of this, I think that maybe only a Jewish woman would be able to understand me. As for your question: We advocate that Jews date only Jews.The reasons are as much practical as they are spiritual. Its much easier to date someone who shares your overall outlook on history and life in general, your observance of Jewish traditions and holidays, your desire to increase your Jewish knowledge. On a spiritual level, consider that our traditions go back thousands of years.