Jewish dating and marriage

Emily: I too feel like I’m becoming my Jewish grandma except I cannot cook. Hannah: My aunt married an Irish Catholic and he knows all the blessings, comes to temple, and all that stuff. It is just nice to not have the learning curve, or to have Judaism be one of the many things you do share with your partner.There are always going to be things you have in common and things you don’t — and I think if you had to choose one thing to have in common, Jewishness is a worthwhile/valuable one.

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Now it’s my choice and I kind of miss being “forced” to go to temple, etc. Jessica: I’ve always lived in very Jew-y places, except for like five months in Edinburgh once.

Emily: My hometown was so homogeneously Jewish — everything Jewish felt like second nature.

I get that; I’m more into being Jewish now than almost ever because my partner is so enthusiastic about it.

He loves to learn about Jewish culture, which I really appreciate, and almost didn’t realize I’d appreciate so much until I had sure, it’s starting to feel more important now that I am An Old and looking for a Husband.

Even if I was dating a Jew, I’d want them to be into being Jewish. My previous relationship was very serious, but we were so young.

Now, even though I am relatively young, I plan on being a working mom someday, in no rush, blah blah, when Ethan [boyfriend] and I discuss our future, we talk about having all our friends to our apartment for Shabbat, or our wedding, or anything like that — I feel like we envision it the same way because we’re both Jewish. Jessica: Same, but for me it’s more my special brand of — I’m sorry I have to say it — nagging.I think it’s because the town we grew up in was “jappy,” and the girls in his grade were particularly horrible. And that’s something I’m actually super sensitive about in a way.Molly: Yeah, I feel the guys I grew up with are whatever the male version of a JAP is, so I have a… I guess a male JAP is a JAP (Jewish American Prince). So many of my friends are told they don’t look like Jews because they’re Mizrahi or Po C or whatever, or even just like Scandinavian-looking Jews like me.I’ve also gotten much more into celebrating my Judaism as I’ve gotten older.I think I used to kind of scorn it because it was something I was forced to do by my family.Al: So, I’m the last Jew in my family (all of them either died or converted to born-again Christianity). But being the last Jew has created a lot of internal pressure to have a Jewish household.

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