- For it is written: If thy brother, the son of thy mother, entices thee [etc.]: does then only a mother's son entice, and not a father's son?But it is to tell you: a son may be alone with his mother, but not with any other woman interdicted in the Torah.Talmud also claims that after the rape of King David's daughter Tamar when she was left alone with her half-brother Amnon, David and his high court extended this prohibition to unmarried girls as well. 1899) which documents an event in Ukraine that the artist read about: a Jewish woman was attacked by members of her community for falling in love with a Christian convert.The Biblical position on exogamous marriage is somewhat ambiguous; that is, except in relation to intermarriage with a Canaanite, which the majority of the Israelite patriarchs are depicted as criticising.
I want all the future generations of my line, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, etc., whether I live to see them or not (I’m 55 and in good health overall) to live as Jews and continue the faith on down my line. ” It’s one of my favorite stories from the brilliant mind of Theodor Geisel (aka Dr.
However, the fact that he’s not Jewish makes him inappropriate in principle to be with her.
I’ve tried talking to my daughter about this on a number of occasions, but invariably these deteriorate into shouting matches.
Don't bother with the formalities of which parent determines whether the child is Jewish; they're not relevant at this stage.
As long as one maintains his/her moral behavior, one is allowed to have good friends of all sexes and of all kinds. That end of the process is, indeed, against Jewish law; a) - we are a small people, and being Jewish is, inter alia, an all-encompassing way of concrete living - if we intermarry, we disappear, and our way of life goes with it; b) - a great deal of Jewish living centers around the home and the family, and an individual Jew will not be able to live those meaningfully together with a spouse who is not Jewish. Unless you are speaking of a young Jewish woman who has been filled with formal notions about what is or is not written, and has not internalized - or cannot convey to her non-Jewish friend - an intelligent understanding and insight into how real life works, with wisdom and sensitivity.
Such seclusion is prohibited in order to prevent the two from being tempted or having the opportunity to commit adulterous or promiscuous acts.