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When I saw that he was not giving up, I realized that I had to have a conversation explaining that because I am Jewish, specifically Orthodox, I only date within the Orthodox world.
That still wasn’t enough and he continued to pursue me.
I’ve been sending JITC episodes to my dad and aunt to help them better understand my sister’s Jewish decision.
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) Another traditional story suggests that G-d chose the Jewish nation because they were the lowliest of nations, and their success would be attributed to G-d's might rather than their own ability.
Clearly, these are not the ideas of a people who think they are better than other nations.
Dear Jew in the City- A non-Jewish neighbor asked me out on a date.
I said “no,” thinking that that would be it, but it wasn’t.
Judaism generally recognizes that Christians and Moslems worship the same G-d that we do and those who follow the tenets of their religions can be considered righteous in the eyes of G-d.
Because of our acceptance of Torah, Jews have a special status in the eyes of G-d, but we lose that special status when we abandon Torah.
Furthermore, the blessings that we received from G-d by accepting the Torah come with a high price: Jews have a greater responsibility than non-Jews.
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.