For the sake of full disclosure, I’ll admit right now that I have a visceral reaction to intermarriage. Although she did not raise us with too much observance, marrying Jewish was something she drilled into my sisters’ and my heads.
Most of my closest friends growing up were not Jewish, which included some of my greatest supporters as I was becoming more observant, so don’t think this is an anti-gentile thing. ”) despite all the people who wanted (and still want) to destroy us.
And sure, it’s a mitzvah to not intermarry, but it’s not like this guy is observing so many mitzvos anyway if he were willing to marry her.
Why does this one mitzvah count more than the others?
) wanting to spend the rest of their lives together? ) it’s my Although Joe Shmostein doesn’t even know that I exist (or that I’ve been clicking through his pictures, for that matter) – knowing something upsetting about his life upsets me. These two people will hopefully make each other very happy. The non-Jewish wife probably isn’t even religious if she were willing to marry him.
Of course this is not to encourage people to smoke, but has more to do with the personality of a typical pipe smoker.
I want every Jew to spend just (kindness), selflessness, and hospitality that simply being around them makes it hard to doubt God’s existence.
And I want every Jew to sit in on at least one Torah class given by a teacher who ties disparate ideas together so inspiringly that the words first enter the ears, but head straight for the soul.
And then I saw your video and it made such perfect sense; I started covering my hair full-time, and that one mitzvah has snowballed to tzniut, Shabbat, taharat hamishpacha, having a kosher kitchen.
And it all started with your video…I am so happy I found JITC… I’m a senior college student with a secular family and a very religious sister.