In 1983, the organized Reform Jewish Movement adopted the principal of patrilineal descent. Reform Judaism considers a child of an interfaith couple to be Jewish if one parent is Jewish and the child is raised as a Jew and receives a Jewish education and celebrates appropriate life cycle events, such as receiving a Hebrew name and becoming bar or bat mitzvah.This also assumes that the child is being raised exclusively as a Jew and not practicing another religion.The jewish LAW on conversion is non jewish guy dating jewish girl it is our obligation to try to talk someone out of conversion, by telling them how hard jewish life is, to test their conviction.They may not like the fact that I am dating out of the faith - but they like HIM and he non jewish guy dating jewish girl a welcome part of all of our family gatherings - including our recent passover seders dinnersone of which was actually in our synagogue. Another point of note - Jews don't really pray before meals, we pray after meals.Probably because good Jewish kids are supposed to grow up and marry other good Jewish kids.Whether or not you only date Jews is totally up to you, but non-Jews should definitely know a few things before getting into a relationship with a girl of the Hebrew faith.I don't recommend getting into a relationship if religion is important to the other person and not to you. He has said that while he and his parents would prefer that he eventually marry a Jewish girl that it is far more important that the girl he marries is a genuinely wonderful person. Just because you have positive feelings about something doesn't mean you automatically have to have negative feelings about something else. In Hebrew School, they taught all of us little Jews that our people were God's "chosen people." They also taught us lots of other things, like how to read and write Hebrew, and which foods are kosher, but they didn't really do anything to prepare us for a lifetime of dating non-Jews.
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Historically, since the Rabbinic period (post 70 CE), Jewish status was passed down by the mother. A child of a Jewish mother is Jewish, even if the father is not.
Prior to this period, the Bible recognized patrilineal descent, whereby one’s Jewish status was determined by one’s father.
Jewish men feed your mind and appetite, and they are the ultimate caretakers without a hint of machismo.
They're also generous and thoughtful, thanks to a matriarchal culture that's taught them to appreciate women's strength, candor, humor, and intelligence.