Dating a jew
And while naysayers cite the now-infamous Pew Research Center's survey report as evidence of Judaism's decline, the very same study shows that now, more than ever, Members of the Tribe identify as Jews culturally and socially.The paradigms and definitions of what it means to be a Jew today are ever-shifting.
The rhetoric of "stick to your own kind" vis-a-vis Jewish dating isn't exactly bigotry, but it isn't quite .My sense of Jewishness should not be defined by whom I date or marry, but by the way I put Jewish teachings and ideology into practice.It's possible to create an environment with someone who understands my own need to engage in my Jewishness, and still respect my partner's own background, with a simple word: compromise.(That my mother knows of, at least.) For the most part, I'm exempt from all of these crimes.
I worry my mother for one reason, and for one reason only: as a queer observant Jewish woman, I adamantly refuse to only date Jews.I will also specify that I am fortunate enough to have family and a network of others who accept me for who I am, unconditionally.