Guide to dating a jewish girl
He told me he was in love with the other woman and wanted a divorce. If there were cracks in our relationship, he had not communicated them to me.
In an instant my seven-year relationship and three-year marriage was over.
Through it all, my father and I had many long discussions on the subject of intermarriage.
Eventually he came to accept my choice, though it was very difficult for him.
Moreover, I fear that my divorce could signify to the outside world that my father was right about intermarriage. I want to believe that my divorce is not related in any way to the fact that my ex was not Jewish.
Recently I asked my dad if he still thought intermarriage was a .
Without hesitation he answered, "No." Yet I feel otherwise. I worry that I failed at the most important relationship in my life and will be judged by the Jewish community.
I just hoped my father would agree and come around to the idea that dating - even marrying - a non-Jew didn't have to be a .
However challenging, I believed that intermarriage could work and I could have a Jewish home, raise a Jewish family, and contribute to Jewish peoplehood.
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.