JTA — Carey Purcell seems to be done dating Jewish men, as she explained in a Washington Post essay that earned her a deluge of attention — and none of it the good kind. Readers railed against the essay for its perceived stereotyping, and mocked it in various outlets and social media. Many online commenters have called it vaguely anti-Semitic. Many note that Purcell seemed to base her perception of all Jewish men on just the two she describes in the piece. Purcell cites work by Naomi Schaefer Riley, who has written that Jews are more likely to marry out of their faith than people of other religions. The key word here is marriage — Jews are increasingly marrying spouses from other religions, not just dating non-Jewish people before finding a Jewish mate.
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In the Torah, God promises Abraham more children than there are stars in the sky and grains of sand in the sea. But those children do tend to congregate — New York has the highest Jewish population of any city in the world other than Tel Aviv — higher, even, than Jerusalem. Some of us are stars, and some of us are just beach dirt, and never is that more evident than when dating. As a straight Jewish woman dating mostly Jews in New York City, I crowd-sourced this list from personal experience and from other young Jews who are dating or used to date in the city — male and female, gay and straight, single and married.
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And those are the good ones. My partner and I are some weird local version of the Lovings in the Jewish community. On the flip side, there are those in the Jewish community who think my relationship is somehow single handedly responsible for the decline and eventual annihilation of the Jewish people. And you thought regular dating was stressful.
Learn everything you need to know about the holidays, traditions, beliefs, and culture of the Jew you love. From what to order in a Kosher deli to what to wear to a Purim party, this book answers all the questions you'll face as the love interest of a nice Jewish boy or girl. What to Do When You're Dating a Jew will: give you a quick overview of the basics of Judaism prepare you for meeting your significant other's Jewish family brief you on Jewish holidays, ceremonies, and rituals alert you to potentially embarrassing situations and show you how to avert them entertain you with "It happened to me" stories from interfaith couples Peppered with definitions of Yiddish terms, historical facts, jokes, quotes, and even recipes, this is essential reading for any woman or man involved with a Jew, whether looking for a deeper understanding of the Jewish faith or simply looking to survive a first seder at Bubbe's house.