An acquaintance provided some of us a trip following the yearly post-Yom Kippur feast. Filled with bagels, lox, kugel, and each sort of pound dessert imaginable, the four of us chatted cheerfully about life in D.C., past trips to Israel, and shame over skipping spiritual solutions previously that day.
After which the conversation turned to relationship.
“Would you ever marry a non-Jew? ” Sharon asked through the backseat. Responses varied; anyone stated she wasn’t yes, while another stated she might start thinking about someone that is marrying had been prepared to transform. Debates about intermarriage, or marriage not in the faith, are normal within the Jewish community, but her concern nevertheless struck me personally as remarkable. Right Here had been four twentysomething ladies who barely knew one another, currently speaing frankly about the eventuality of wedding and possibility that is apparently radical we would ever commit our life to somebody unlike us. This conversation seemed extremely “un-Millennial”–as a complete, our generation is marrying later on, getting more secular, and adopting cultures that are different than some of our predecessors. Continue reading “Persuading Millennials to ‘Marry a good Jewish Boy’”