Dating a non jew
I've spent the last year-and-half dating dudes from OKCupid, but now I'm in a place where I'm looking for a more serious relationship.I've been looking for alternatives to OKC, as well as meeting dudes IRL (in real life), and I've been thinking that JDate would be a good match for me.
She also argues that the regulations on intermarriage in the times of Ezra were different from the restrictions on intermarriage according to the book of Deuteronomy.Despite the lack of consensus, everyone concurred that you should be upfront and honest about your cultural background and religious affiliations online, which I agree is solid advice (more on what to disclose on dates)."I don't love it," wrote Tamar Caspi Schnall in a JDate blog.This was "based on the fear that intimate contact with the Canaanites will lead Israelites to imitate their idolatrous and immoral ways." Thus, Hayes contrasts the restrictions on intermarriage at the time the Torah was written with the time of Ezra by pointing out that the Torah did not prohibit intermarriage between all Gentiles, only those in the seven nations specified.Furthermore, the intent of the Ezra ban was different in that it was based on the preservation of a holy seed, as opposed to the idea in the Torah that contact with the Canaanites would lead to the Israelites imitating their idolatrous and immoral ways.The most recent data from the National Jewish Population Survey (2000-2001) showed that 47 percent of Jews who married after 1996 chose a non-Jewish spouse, which is a 13 percent increase from 1970.
If the gentile trend keeps going the way it's going, some are concerned the American Jewish community will be kaput.
In 1236 Moses of Coucy induced the Jews bespoused by such marriages to dissolve them.
Hence, all the Biblical passages that appear to support intermarriages, such as that of Joseph to Asenath, and that of Ruth to Boaz, were regarded by the classical rabbis as having occurred only after the foreign spouse had converted to Judaism.
For example, the Ezra ban on intermarriage was different in that it was 1) Universal in scope, and 2) had the rationale that intermarriage was the profanation of the holy seed of Israel.
She elaborates on these differences by saying that the prohibition at the time the Torah was written was not based on the ritual impurity of all Gentiles; rather, only the Gentiles of the seven Canaanite nations that were specified were to be avoided.
To flout that system requires a brazenness that won't be received well by everyone.