I am a regular Sabbath and holiday shul-goer, and we do at least try to observe in the house, although my wife does it mostly in deference to me.
I’ve brought my children to shul over the years much as possible, and tried my best to foster in them the desire to embrace and continue their involvement in the Jewish faith, but has it all been for naught?
It’s not that he’s unfit to be with her; he’s of fine character.
However, the fact that he’s not Jewish makes him inappropriate in principle to be with her.
As the boyfriend laments not knowing what to get the Jewish girlfriend for their anniversary, she walks in to tell him that she sent him a wish-list of five items, “but you only need to get me three.” The implication is that she has done him a favor by telling him exactly what she wants, but apparently “what she wants” is three presents.
Also, my wife doesn’t care that this boy isn’t Jewish; in fact, I seem to be the only one in either my wife’s family or mine who opposes this relationship or that it could result in marriage, God forbid a billion times over. I love my daughter very much and I want a relationship with her, but I don’t know what to say or do to make her understand how important it is for her to marry within the Jewish faith.On a related note…In that same scene, the Jewish girlfriend gives the boyfriend a little orange bottle, quipping, “…and, Xanax, just for fun.” Xanax is a prescription drug for anxiety disorders.Buzz Feed, please do not assume that Jewish girls tend to hand out their prescription medicine. There is a big difference between sharing over-the-counter drugs and handing out things that come in those little orange bottles with white caps and treat mental illnesses.He’s a nice boy, and on a personal level, I like him very much, which I’ve told both him and her.However, I just can’t accept the fact that he isn’t Jewish.So you’d have to ask her out, or at least ask her how she feels about dating a non-Jew, before you’d even know the first thing about your chances with her.