23, 2009, on the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire. *** Soon after my bar mitzvah, just as I was discovering my interest in the opposite sex, I began to be bombarded with information about intermarriage—about how one in every two Jewish people would marry a non-Jew and how more than half of the children of those unions would not be raised Jewish. But as I fell in love with her, she fell in love with me—and with my Judaism as well.
” The search for a nice Jewish boy (NJB) is lodged deeply—and ambivalently—in the Jewish-American psyche.
One unpartnered friend, a rabbi, actually flew to Israel for in vitro fertilization and is now pregnant. "But since I'm getting older and haven't found a soul-mate yet, I'm going to start my own family." These Jewishly involved single women could have other options, but those aren't sanctioned by the Jewish community. It is time to remove the stigma from dating and marrying non-Jewish men.
The word "intermarriage" has been the convenient scapegoat for many of the ills in American Jewish life.
Go to JDate.com, and you’re guaranteed to find one: “I’m just a nice Jewish boy who loves his mother’s cooking.” “Message me if you are looking for a nice Jewish boy who values family, respect and loyalty.” “I’m a nice jewish girl looking for a nice jewish boy lol, now how cliché does that sound?
The story begins in the Bible, where the best men are portrayed as more brain than brawn (see: the bookish Jacob, who outsmarts his burly brother Esau).