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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.
She loves me as much but religious beliefs are getting in the way.Properly the Jew ought hardly to be heard of; but he is heard of, has always been heard of.He is as prominent on the planet as any other people, and his commercial importance is extravagantly out of proportion to the smallness of his bulk.Think of what has been sacrificed in the past by our own ancestors to keep their Judaism.And think of the heritage that is being sacrificed for the sake of personal reasons.The Jew saw them all, and is now what he always was, exhibiting no decadence, no infirmities of age, no weakening of his parts, no slowing of his energies, no dulling of his alert and aggressive mind.
All things are mortal but the Jew; all other nations pass, but he remains. ” Intermarriage is a betrayal of our task and of our “choseness.” It is also a guarantee against Jewish continuity. “How do you expect your son to follow Judaism when you don’t?
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.
We are trying our best to raise our children as Jews and give them a Jewish education. Otherwise, it’s entering a relay race, but choosing a partner who’s running towards a different finish line. It outweighs any synagogue or temple, even the Holy Temple built by King Solomon.
Now my son is almost thirteen, and he tells us he doesn’t want a bar mitzvah (celebration of the acceptance of one’s Judaism). Who you marry affects every single aspect of your life. By marrying a non-Jew one thereby ends over 3,000 years of Jewish continuity, effectively cutting oneself and one’s offspring off from what it means to be Jewish.
Intermarriages are twice as likely to end in divorce as same-faith marriages (75% divorce rate! Some reasons for this are the different identities of the spouses and the differences in culture and family.