I, on the other hand, am an “equal opportunity dater.” Whether the guy is black, white, Latino, Middle Eastern, tall, short, blonde, or brunette, I date the person, not the image.

Granted, we are all attracted to certain features, and attraction is extremely important in a relationship (I would never say “looks don’t matter,” because they absolutely do), attraction will not make you laugh when you’ve had a rough day.

In the Talmud, Rabbi Hillel warns us that we should be careful not to judge another person until we have stood in their place. Related Article: Why Not Intermarry The Heartthrob One night I went to a party for friends who had just returned from a year in Israel. So, unbelievably, on the first date we spoke about him converting. Soon I realized that I couldn’t practically hide it from my parents any longer.

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But it wasn’t until college that I started learning more about Judaism.

That’s when I started dating my first “Jew boy” (his words, not mine).

I was intrigued by the fact that his parents wouldn’t let him be a part of “Secret Santa” because they didn’t celebrate Christmas.

My parents were slightly anti-religion (as am I), and never taught me about religions, or about my family’s religious roots.

“You should know,” she suddenly said, “we won’t be rude to him if you bring him here. I guess I never thought that far,” he admitted, somewhat ashamed. “Look, if, as you say, you are definitely not going to marry the guy, then why on earth would you keep dating him? A short, tense phone call ended what would have been the mistake of a lifetime.

But don’t expect us to be anything other than civil. For the first time ever, I had stumped my brilliant lawyer father. If it’s so hard for you to end it now, think how difficult it will be later, since there will be a time when it will end, according to you. Jewish day school, Jewish friends, a traditional Jewish home. For the first time in my life, I consciously thought about, and decided, who I was, what I wanted to be, and what was truly important. I never saw or spoke to him again, although I cried for days.When Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerburg married an Asian woman, he caught a lot of criticism from Jewish religious leaders who felt that Mark was betraying his race.I wrote him via Facebook and congratulated him, told him that his wife was very pretty (which she is), and said that he should not listen to stupid rabbis.But that just goes to show you that Jews (in general) frown upon race-mixing between Jews and Others.However, they definitely DO approve of race-mixing for goy whites, and they promote it with the mass media for news and entertainment just as often and as persuasively as they can.Not because my parents were against it; they didn’t need to tell me because my traditional Jewish upbringing and day-school education were my safeguards.