My 22-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 boy, and on a personal level, I like him very much, which I’ve told both him and her.But not every interfaith marriage is a threat to Jewish continuity.
I am a regular Sabbath and holiday shul-goer, and we do at least try to observe in the house, although my wife does it mostly in deference to me.
However, I just can’t accept the fact that he isn’t Jewish.
It’s not that he’s unfit to be with her; he’s of fine character.
Using data from a 2011 Trinity College analysis of Mormon population in the United States, Birger wrote, "There are now 150 Mormon women for every 100 Mormon men in the state of Utah — a 50 percent oversupply of women." Because there's so much choice for men, he adds, they hold out for the "perfect" mate, while women age out of the pool of eligible singles.
Orthodox Judaism comprises approximately 10 percent of America's 5.3 million Jews, according to data released this week by the Pew Research Center.