Jewish dating a non jew
The causes for this tensions range from disagreements about which holidays to observe, which religious tradition to bring the kids up in, different embedded religious and cultural attitudes towards money and a host of other connected factors, and more.
These "time bombs," lead to higher divorce rates (sometimes twice as high! With far fewer long-term problems to deal with, same-faith marriages have a much higher chance of being happy and successful than comparable intermarriages.
Egon Mayer, a professor of sociology at Brooklyn College who has studied interfaith marriage, said that he is not surprised at the trend.
But while he's not "aware that there are any segments of the non-Jewish population that are specifically seeking a Jewish partner," Mayer said that "Jews have a fairly good reputation as marriage material." Often, non-Jews who log on say their interest lies beyond finding a Jewish mate.
But are they expected to totally turn someone away if they begin conversion as a result of being in a relationship, because it is "for the wrong reasons"?
But my sister is married for almost 40 years to a wonderful Russian man, who I love dearly.I realize there are some Kabbalistic opinions that souls of converts were really Jewish from the moment they were born.My question is this: rabbis traditionally ignore the first few requests for conversion.I have always believed in G-d, since I remember myself, but my relationship with G-d is a personal one rather than formally religious.I’m very happily married for 35 years to a Jewish man.