Catholic dating jewish girl
Please tell me what I should do, my parents say “no way.” Help.
She loves me as much but religious beliefs are getting in the way.
Dear Rabbi, I’m getting married in October to a girl who is not Jewish (she is Hindu, born in India) and we’re having a difficult time finding a Rabbi who will marry us. And do you have any recommendations for Rabbis that would consider performing the ceremony.
It’s important to me and my family that we are married by a Rabbi. Dear Rabbi, I will be married (very soon) to a Jewish woman.
I am not Jewish, but would very much like to include several of the Jewish traditions in our wedding, to embrace her heritage as well.
It dates back to Abraham telling Eliezer, his servant, not to find a wife for his son from the Canaanites.It continues with Isaac’s command to his son Jacob not to marry the “daughters of the land.” The practice is mentioned in the Bible as a legal prohibition, and is also part of the covenant that Ezra the scribe had the Jews make when they rebuilt the Temple after the Babylonian Exile.In all the above cases the underlying idea of the prohibition seems to be ideological.As Jews, we have a unique identity that is connected to our purpose in the world.We are the “chosen people.” We were chosen to propagate the ethical monotheism of Judaism. In a brief look at history we can see the antiquity, survival and impact of the Jewish people as unique and remarkable.
In the words of Leo Tolstoy: “The Jew is that sacred being who has brought down from heaven the everlasting fire, and has illumined with it the entire world. The Jew is the emblem of eternity.” We were chosen as a permanent protest group against idolatry and immorality. I don’t think that I can put it better than Mark Twain, in his famous description of Jewish history, “An Essay Concerning the Jews”: “If the statistics are right, the Jews constitute but one percent of the human race.