Misha was reading an Israeli article on-line about what a problem racism is in Israel. I happened to have much first-hand experience on this issue and have no intention of contesting this statement. What I found interesting about it was that apparently, it was making a similar point to what I was making earlier, but… Continue reading Who Y’gonna Marry? The Line Between Racism and Tribalism
A common question I (and other kids of intermarriages) get asked is: “How did your non-Jewish parent feel about your being raised Jewish? Didn’t s/he object?” Hmmm, interesting… So, the assumption here might be that the non-Jewish spouse will be hostile (or even have an anti-Semitic slant) towards Jews, Judaism, or Jewish ‘culture’ and still… Continue reading Didn’t Your Non-Jewish Parent Have Problems With Your Being Raised Jewish?
When I was in college, I would say that I wasn’t against intermarriage and not against the idea of marrying a non-Jew. This came from knowing that whatever child came out of me would be considered Jewish by anyone anyway, and having seen just how hostile and ambivalent some secular Jews could be towards Jewish… Continue reading The Marriage Question: Who Will You Marry?