--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.
Even for secular Jewish parents, this remains a high priority.
It was, and is, difficult, but I think it would be more difficult not to.
I’ve come to love these characters and feel like I have to keep telling their stories.
Leah Gottfried is the Orthodox Jewish woman behind the show, as she wrote, produced, directed, and acted in the first episode, “The Setup.” The episode was screened at the New Filmmakers New York Film Festival and won Best Short at the Washington Jewish Film Festival.
I am involved in a relationship with a Catholic girl who I love spending time with.
She had introduced me to her family and they like me and let me come to their house.
Tell us a funny/weird dating story that has happened to you. If you were a Jewish holiday, which one would you be? I love the sense of renewing our freedom and also, equally, because I am gluten-free. “Pinocchio.” What’s the first thing you do in the morning? Check out the first episode below: ADVERTISEMENT: Whats your status?
I once went on a date to a really nice jazz club, but as soon as we sat down, they made an announcement that there was no talking allowed while the band played. So we sat there for two hours not getting to know each other. “30 Rock.” And also “Gilmore Girls” multiple times. I wish I could answer “yoga” or “pray,” but really, I check my phone and email first thing. Usually Facebook, but these days, I check the You Tube page for our first episode to see how many views we have! Gaucher disease is the most common genetic disorder in the Ashkenazi Jewish population. Visit gaucherdisease.org/mystatus for more information. The opinions expressed here are the personal views of the author.