We raised our children in a home that observed all the major Jewish holidays.I made our children aware of their culture and heritage.In the past five years, we’ve gone running together three times. For one thing, it allows for a little healthy perspective—a reminder that some people, indeed the vast majority of people, really couldn’t care less about whether they manage to get in at least eight miles before dinner.There are tragedies in the world of much greater consequence than the fact that you missed your Sunday long run—like meeting your significant other at a trendy brunch spot dressed in split shorts and a singlet.He is the last Jewish male in our family, since my one and only cousin is a female and I am an only child.
You don't have to be afraid of embarrassing yourself in front of a stranger. You guys seem to share the same quirky sense of humor, and this person actually managed to answer your FMK (Fuck, Marry, Kill) quizzes correctly.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.You leave Thursdays free (date night, duh), and you honestly can't remember the last night you fell asleep without being the little spoon. You hang out at all the same places, and the two of you can talk about anything … To put it simply, you know nothing about this person.It doesn't take a rocket scientist to conclude that you're in what anyone else would call “a relationship.” But you blissfully avoid the inevitable “What are we? Her number is stored in your phone as “Hot Girl From Mickey's,” and you haven't bothered to change it because … This lack of familiarity doesn't stop you two from exchanging drunken texts in hopes of a late-night rendezvous.Now he has a non-Jewish girlfriend and they are getting serious. The best solution is to raise serious doubts that this will work long-term.