At the same time, it was also fun to meet people from different places with different backgrounds, and I’ve gone out with non-Jewish men as well.
The close-knit sense of community that’s a major part of the Jewish culture is most clearly reflected within individual families.
The thought of one Jewish person dating another Jewish person seems simple and straightforward, but sometimes it’s not!
Read on for an inside perspective on Jewish dating in America.
So dating Jewish boys was pretty much the norm all the way through high school, and there would have been strong resistance at home to my having a boyfriend who wasn’t Jewish.
Once I left for college there was more freedom to do what I wanted, but since I’ve always felt very Jewish identified, I still tended to gravitate towards Jewish guys.
Then add to the mix the difference between growing up Jewish in a big city like New York, Chicago or Los Angeles and being raised in a small town.