I never expected it to be more than a summer fling, but things escalated quickly. "And I can't marry a non-Jew."I then explained the concept of a -something that would bring shame upon oneself, one's family, and the entire Jewish community.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.Whether or not you only date Jews is totally up to you, but non-Jews should definitely know a few things before getting into a relationship with a girl of the Hebrew faith.The thought of one Jewish person dating another Jewish person seems simple and straightforward, but sometimes it’s not!They seemed to think that the best way to get back at me was to call me a lonely, man-hating lesbian. Then there were the men that proved this comment true and saw the video as an opportunity to begin flirting. The tips were obviously targeted to the more secular audience, but that did not stop some religious people from jumping into the conversation: 5.I also got a number of private messages legitimately pointing out that I might have been dating the wrong type of people. Then there were the more serious comments about racism, which I took very seriously.Many of those who survived moved to the United States, which now is home to the second largest Jewish population in the world.
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I was a "nice Jewish girl" looking to date a "nice Jewish boy" when I met him.
He was a nice secular non-Jew from Seattle whose religious identity was rooted in memories of hanging stockings on Christmas and eating chocolate on Easter.
I loved my father dearly, respected his convictions even when we didn't always agree, and ascribed great importance to his opinions.
But I wasn't willing to break up with my boyfriend.