We are a middle-of-the road Orthodox, shul-going family. Although she is willing to let any children be brought up as Jewish, we are still unhappy. Should we try to discourage the relationship or try to make the best of things? Do you really think that you can discourage your son from marrying the woman he loves?
Lets shatter the taboos on marrying non-Jewish men
Should we oppose our son marrying-out or accept his choice of partner? - The Jewish Chronicle
I have a daughter who was dating a non-Jewish guy. In order to be with him and out of our disapproving sight she moved far away. Now she wants to come back home. We are willing to accept her, but not if she is willing to hold on emotionally to this young man. We stand firm in that if he is not a Jew then we can't see her being with him. I am not sure what to do, as I do love my daughter, but not her choice for a possible husband. How do I keep the doors open to my daughter without being too harsh?
The Jewish fear of intermarriage
He had some luck meeting women through Internet dating sites like AmericanSingles. Then he found what he now considers an online gold mine -- JDate, a Web site that bills itself as "the largest Jewish singles network. Although he is Catholic by birth and upbringing, Mr. Coppola has long preferred to date Jewish women.
My wife and I have several Jewish female friends in their mids who are still single. When any of them visit, our Shabbat talk inevitably turns to the people they are dating and how difficult it is to find a nice Jewish guy with whom to start a Jewish family and raise Jewish children. One unpartnered friend, a rabbi, actually flew to Israel for in vitro fertilization and is now pregnant. These Jewishly involved single women could have other options, but those aren't sanctioned by the Jewish community. That's a mistake.