In the US, more Jews identify themselves through Jewish culture and tradition than formal religious affiliation.Those who consider themselves affiliated generally fall into three categories – Reform, Conservative and Orthodox, which, most basically, refer to levels of observance.Is this something that’s going to be done separately from the person he or she is dating? Did you want two bagels stacked with spreads on spreads on spreads," my mom will ask you when you visit.
When Jews date non-Jews, in many ways it can seem no different than any new relationship.
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.
Small towners may feel the unique bond that exists in a tight-knit, minority community. Varying perceptions by non-Jews and a wide range of self-definition by Jews.
These factors raise issues in every facet of Jewish life, including dating.