One important part of the Ashkenazi tradition are tena'im, literally "conditions", which are documents of betrothal.The document is written in Aramaic, and is a generic form with lines to be filled out. With a Jewish guy, you’re guaranteed nothing alien down south. Have you ever seen a Jewish man order food at a restaurant? Proportionally fewer Jewish siblings hate each other than those of other religions (arguably).As a married woman, I get to see the other side of the dating world these days – that of the ‘matchmaker’ – and wonder what message is being sent to my generation of bright, religiously passionate women.Your comment was successfully submitted and will be published in accordance with site policy.
Since it is considered to be a terrible breach to break this contract, in recent days, it has become normal to sign this contract right before the chuppah, or wedding.
Contrary to popular belief, Judaism does not maintain that Jews are better than other people.
Although we refer to ourselves as G-d's chosen people, we do not believe that G-d chose the Jews because of any inherent superiority.
What's the easiest way I can go about telling my mother about my girlfriend without giving her a complete heart attack? I hope you have heard of the movie "Mission: Impossible," because you are now starring in Tom Cruise's role.
--Worried Dear Worried, Firstly, forgive me for my strong opinions on this subject. Simply stated, there is no easy way to introduce your mother to your non-Jewish girlfriend, because doing so will confirm to your mother her failure in instilling within you a desire to make Jewish choices in life, to build a Jewish home, and to raise Jewish children.