I've posted about this in the dating thread a while back..I never really got my answers... I'm concerned that inevitably, because I am not Jewish, that I will be shut out of his life and our relationship will end.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.Conversion hasn't been discussed at this point, although I would certainly entertain the idea if we were to get that serious.
My brother has never dated a jewish woman, but would not ever consider marrying a non-jew.
Lucky for him my family is totally cool with conversion (not all families are).
In Judaism the religion of the child is that of the mother - so unless she is jewish the child must be converted to be jewish too.
This is THE biggest reason jewish families are opposed to intermarriage, but I assure you they come up with plenty more.
They may not like the fact that I am dating out of the faith - but they like HIM and he is a welcome part of all of our family gatherings - including our recent passover seders (dinners), one of which was actually in our synagogue.
As far as life style goes - if this man is dating you then I doubt he is very religious - so you should not see many differences in lifestyle. The only issue she ever had was that he would not eat meat with dairy - although he would eat cheeseburgers.
You can simply ask him in a suitable context if he would ever marry a non-Jewish girl. After all, you have a right to know how (un)serious he is about you.
Whatever we tell you here may not apply in his case. Originally posted by curiousnycgirl The jewish LAW on conversion is that it is our obligation to try to talk someone out of conversion, by telling them how hard jewish life is, to test their conviction.
My mother's latest is where will I be buried - because she cannot even fathom the concept of an interfaith cemetary!
ROFL It really all depends on how religious this guy is, how religious his family is - and how much of an influence his family has on him.
Go ahead and ask around, but ask a neutral party who will actually tell you (and who knows Yiddish). His brother married two non-Jewish wives also, but the second one (with whom he still lives) converted from Orthodox Christian to Jewish.