After World War II, Jews everywhere were reeling from the Nazi slaughter of 6 million European Jews.
Many of those who survived moved to the United States, which now is home to the second largest Jewish population in the world.
I want grandchildren who will identify as Jewish and who will love Israel, Hebrew, and Judaism the same way that I do.
So when I asked my 8 graders at the Consolidated High School for Jewish Studies in Charlotte, NC to write an essay on how they felt about interfaith dating, I didn’t want to influence their opinions.
by Amy Krakovitz (Charlotte, NC) Here’s my guilt and my joy: my husband isn’t Jewish.
And yet we’ve made a wonderful life together for 35 years.
Some friends suggested that I should sign the statement anyway, and keep my relationship a secret.
The thought of one Jewish person dating another Jewish person seems simple and straightforward, but sometimes it’s not!
Read on for an inside perspective on Jewish dating in America.
I can imagine how their parents feel about it, whether they are the children of two Jewish parents or one, whether their parents were born Jewish or are Jewish by choice.
Every one of these teenagers goes to a school in North Carolina where they are in a tiny minority; in some cases a student might even be the only Jew in the entire school.