Orthodox Jews follow religious laws most strictly – for example, eating a kosher diet and strictly observing the Jewish Sabbath (Saturday) – and would be less likely to date Reform or Conservative Jews, who are more flexible about their level of religious practice.When I’ve dated Jewish men, sometimes there’s an immediate feeling of familiarity, even if we’ve just met.A connection is made, based on a sense of collective history and heritage.But at the bottom line, a relationship is about two individual people, and there has to be more in common than just the fact that both are Jewish.I’ve always thought that part of the fun of getting to know someone is finding out about their upbringing, learning about their family, being introduced to new people and traditions.
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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.
When Jews date non-Jews, this can seem a bit overwhelming to someone who might have grown up in a more emotionally restrained environment.
Jewish Dating – Reform, Conservative, Orthodox The thought of one Jewish person dating another Jewish person seems simple and straightforward, but sometimes it’s not.