My daughter is dating a non jew

10 Mar

So how can I be expected to hold a committed, romantic relationship with one of them?

Exclusively dating Jews is not an option for me, nor has it been for most members of my family.

We have two grown sons, and I love him more today than I did 35 years ago.

But ask me what I want for my own children: I want them both to find partners who are Jewish or who have some Jewish ancestry.

My mother married an atheist, my aunt a Christian, and there have certainly been no special Jewish boys or girls in my own or any of my siblings’ lives.

For the time being, I don’t foresee my siblings or myself with a Jewish counterpart.

In today’s world, it’s possible that the person you are dating now is not always going to be the person you marry when you get older. If you talk about religion, you may learn something about someone else’s religion, and maybe even some new ideas that will serve to help you grow.For now, religion is not a factor in whom you date.Religion does matter as you get older and develop more serious relationships because if you believe you have found your wife and you are planning on having a child with her, deciding the religion of the baby will be a lot easier if you are both Jewish.However, I have been on “little” dates and, honestly, most have been with non-Jews.Dating is a way to get to know new people and experience new things. Most people who date outside their religion do it because they love their partner.