Dear Rabbi, I’m getting married in October to a girl who is not Jewish (she is Hindu, born in India) and we’re having a difficult time finding a Rabbi who will marry us. And do you have any recommendations for Rabbis that would consider performing the ceremony.
In high school, this decision proved to be mostly moot. I tried not to follow up on them at first, but I was frustrated and lonely and had finite willpower.
After one date, though, I would beat myself up mentally for breaking my rule, and I’d avoid making second dates.
Unlike me, she hadn’t dreamed of meeting someone Jewish and having a Jewish wedding.
I was only able to relax around non-Jewish women, because I didn’t feel the same pressure; that’s how I met, and fell in love with, my wife.
Rather, it is one the commandments G-d gave us at Mount Sinai.
A Jew who marries a non-Jew transgresses a Torah prohibition.
The practice of not “intermarrying” is in fact one of the oldest features of Judaism.
It dates back to Abraham telling Eliezer, his servant, not to find a wife for his son from the Canaanites.
In the Talmud, interfaith marriage is completely prohibited, although the definition of interfaith is not so simply expressed.