Jewish dating rituals
Our son was bar mitzvahed and attended Hebrew school for five years.
His friends were all Jewish as he grew up, and he attended March of the Living.
They will probably have highly diverse reactions to the film, and the anti-Semitism elements will be very difficult for them to reconcile.
On the flip side, having them visit a Holocaust museum will also likely engender very different emotional reactions. Many intermarried couples say: "We're going to let our children choose their own religion. That way they'll get the best of both worlds." But the reality is that children of intermarried couples suffer an identity crisis.
Ask your son: Do you find the idea of praying to Jesus repulsive?
Do you know that in the mind of your future spouse, Jesus is the ultimate image of yearning for spiritual transcendence?
We raised our children in a home that observed all the major Jewish holidays.
I made our children aware of their culture and heritage.
The second-generation, Jewish-Iranian community of Los Angeles, concentrated heavily in the San Fernando Valley and the West Side, serves as the cross-sector of customary Persian tradition and Western influence.It is the most deeply-engrained cultural difference between Jews and non-Jews.There's a video put out by the Reform Movement of America, a real-life documentary depicting a series of group therapy sessions for intermarried couples, designed to help them deal with the unique issues of intermarriage.A Gallup Poll showed that religious commitment is lowest from age 18-39 – precisely the time when people are making decision about who to marry.I have a folder of emails from intermarried people whose lives turned to horror when they (or their spouses) turned back to religion. Finally, you will need to provide a positive reason in the addition to all these negatives.
That's simply the default choice in our predominantly non-Jewish society.) But imagine if the child becomes a committed Jew or Christian. If he becomes a believing Christian, he'll think the Jewish parent is going to hell for denying the faith!