Jews dating nonjews
You made it acceptable for me to become frum and I am now happily married with 2 beautiful kids.I cover my hair all the time, something I never thought I would do.The Noahic commandments are binding on all people, because all people are descended from Noah and his family.The 613 mitzvot of the Torah, on the other hand, are only binding on the descendants of those who accepted the commandments at Sinai and upon those who take on the yoke of the commandments voluntarily (by conversion).Thanks so much for your blog and explaining orthodox life in everyday language.I have to tell you something about your video about headcovering–my husband and I had decided that we wanted to move towards more observance, but hadn’t really taken any big steps.Dear Jew in the City- A non-Jewish neighbor asked me out on a date.
According to traditional Judaism, G-d gave Noah and his family seven commandments to observe when he saved them from the flood.
There is nothing inherently insulting about the word "goy." In fact, the Torah occasionally refers to the Jewish people using the term "goy." Most notably, in Exodus 19:6, G-d says that the Children of Israel will be "a kingdom of priests and a holy nation," that is, a goy kadosh.
Because Jews have had so many bad experiences with anti-Semitic non-Jews over the centuries, the term "goy" has taken on some negative connotations, but in general the term is no more insulting than the word "gentile." The more insulting terms for non-Jews are shiksa (feminine) and shkutz (masculine).
Shouldn’t any person who expresses romantic interest and is rebuffed (even nicely and respectfully) back off? I love JITC because it helps me to learn more about a culture I know basically nothing about.
We could go into a list of reasons – we are a small people, we have laws set up to only marry in the faith so that we do not disappear – “Don’t believe me, let me show you the Pew study – these are the statistics of what happens to Jews when they intermarry.” You could explain that you believe in God and the Torah and want to find a life partner who shares in your faith. But shouldn’t it be your right to say, “I’m flattered and think you’re a great guy, but in my religion, we only marry in the faith and I only date for marriage, so I’m afraid this won’t work.” And then he moves on? I’m a college student and, in part because of the curiosity about other faiths that your work instilled in me, I’m a religious studies minor. I’m Christian (not really religious though) and I live in Switzerland where most of the Jews are ultra-orthodox so they appear a little odd to Christians at first sight…