Eventually, as the relationship progressed—that first meeting of the parents behind us—we began speaking in earnest about our future. Would he want me to consider converting for him?
What kind of ceremony would we have? Catholicism , Dating , editorspick , Interfaith , intermarriage , Love , Marriage. Follow us on Twitter Jewcy is going on a hiatus. Converting to Judaism, however, would not be so cut and dry.
My year old college-graduate daughter has been dating a Catholic boy, also a college graduate since they met in high school. He's a nice. My friends and family were a bit taken aback when I announced that I was dating a Jewish guy from Long Island, given that my past serious.
I reasoned that converting to Judaism was a moot point for me—for us—unless we decided to have kids, and neither of us wants children.
Would he want me to consider converting for him? Did you parents ingrain that in you when you were growing up and started dating? I became fascinated by the all of the ways in which Jewish culture is characterized and defined—especially since some secular Jews offhandedly dismiss the religious component. I began to wonder if his mother had simply given up on his marrying one of his own, or if perhaps I was just fooling myself. Where would we do it? His mother, tiny and chatty and sweet, but not effusively so, could also, apparently, be quite cutting.
His mom, however, has her doubts. So, when we packed our bags for that first Thanksgiving in Florida, I felt far more excited than nervous. Parents tend to like me. Except this time, it occurred to me, I already had one strike against me: When my partner and I began dating, I was only vaguely aware of his Jewish background. My friends and family were a bit taken aback when I announced that I was dating Jewish catholic dating Jewish guy from Long Island, Jewish catholic dating that my past serious relationships had been with men of African descent.