I am dating a jewish guy
I made our children aware of their culture and heritage.
' We're supposed to be celebrating the birth of our child – and instead we we're having a terrible fight!A film like "The Passion" provides an opportunity to raise these issues.They will probably have highly diverse reactions to the film, and the anti-Semitism elements will be very difficult for them to reconcile.On the flip side, having them visit a Holocaust museum will also likely engender very different emotional reactions. Many intermarried couples say: "We're going to let our children choose their own religion. That way they'll get the best of both worlds." But the reality is that children of intermarried couples suffer an identity crisis.One set of grandparents has a Christmas Tree, the other a Chanukah menorah.His friends were all Jewish as he grew up, and he attended March of the Living.
He is the last Jewish male in our family, since my one and only cousin is a female and I am an only child.
And if he turns to Judaism, he'll regard him as a traitor for having intermarried! People who do not profess a belief in any particular religion often turn back to religion later in life.
A Gallup Poll showed that religious commitment is lowest from age 18-39 – precisely the time when people are making decision about who to marry.
And if the spouse has agreed to "raise your children Jewish," think again.
Brandeis University researcher Sylvia Barack Fishman discovered that fully half of the intermarried couples that are “raising their children as Jews” hold Christmas and Easter celebrations in their homes!
I’ve told him that I would convert if it were to ever come to that and raise a family Jewish, and he will be really supporting one day, and the next telling me not to convert. I’m hoping you can help me out here, at least shed a little insight on this situation.