Monday, December 14, 2009

Half and half

Our son tells us that most of the male Jews he knows who are around his age (mid-twenties) are not particularly interested in practicing Judaism, whereas many of the female Jews he knows who are around his age are more observant. Here's hoping that our son ends up with one of the more observant women, since we hope to have halachically-Jewish grandchildren who are some semblance of observant.


Blogger rogueregime said...

Why does one have to have an observant mother to be halachicly Jewish?

Isn't having a halachicly Jewish mother sufficient to be a Jew?

Mon Dec 14, 04:49:00 PM 2009  
Blogger Shira Salamone said...

Okay, maybe I didn't express myself very well. I'll be happy if the dear young man marries someone who's halachically Jewish (by birth or choice). We'll worry about the rest later.

Mon Dec 14, 05:27:00 PM 2009  
Blogger Shira Salamone said...

Rogueregime, I fixed the post, adding the words " who are some semblance of observant." It would be nice to be able to have spirited discussions of the Passover story around the seder table when the grandkid(s) is/are old enough.

Tue Dec 15, 10:21:00 AM 2009  
Anonymous Woodrow/Conservadox said...

If he waits a decade or so he might get more religious (as I did in my late 30s and 40s).

Tue Dec 22, 10:20:00 AM 2009  
Blogger Shira Salamone said...

Maybe, but if our son waits that long to find (we hope) a bride, we'll be well into our 70s, or even our 80s, before we become grandparents.

On the other hand, he could become more religious *after* marriage.

Wed Dec 23, 08:55:00 PM 2009  

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