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So dating Jewish boys was pretty much the norm all the way through high school, and there would have been strong resistance at home to my having a boyfriend who wasn’t Jewish.

By Ellen Baskin Being Jewish in America means different things to different people in different places.

Jewishness is often felt as an identification with an ethnic and cultural group as much as with a religious faith.

In the US, more Jews identify themselves through Jewish culture and tradition than formal religious affiliation.

Those who consider themselves affiliated generally fall into three categories – Reform, Conservative and Orthodox, which, most basically, refer to levels of observance.

When Jews date non-Jews, this can seem a bit overwhelming to someone who might have grown up in a more emotionally restrained environment.

Jewish Dating – Reform, Conservative, Orthodox The thought of one Jewish person dating another Jewish person seems simple and straightforward, but sometimes it’s not.

If a close attachment does develop, even if neither person is particularly religious, shared Jewish customs and values can help form a solid foundation in building a lasting relationship.

This common bond is one of the benefits of Jews dating and marrying each another.

Marrying within the religion also ensures the continuance of the Jewish people, since their children will naturally be Jewish.

Jewish Interfaith Dating and Intermarriage Whatever your own personal feelings are about intermarriage, there’s a very basic reason why Jewish community leaders urge Jews to date and marry other Jews: survival of the religion and culture.

Then add to the mix the difference between growing up Jewish in a big city like New York, Chicago or Los Angeles and being raised in a small town.