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.
By intentionally seeking a Jewish date, know how to articulate your experience with the Jewish faith. Tensions often arise in relationships in which faiths are either different or held to different levels of importance. She might not want to talk to my mom that much, but if you want to ride with me, you're going to have to. It's called Jewish geography and it's the world's greatest ice breaker. Your camp was probably great and all but it wasn't nearly as great as her camp. There's a big difference between cheap and frugal, bro. Families are really important to Jewish people, they just are. Even if you never met before you started dating, she probably knows at least two people in your life.Small towners may feel the unique bond that exists in a tight-knit, minority community. Varying perceptions by non-Jews and a wide range of self-definition by Jews.These factors raise issues in every facet of Jewish life, including dating.