Answers to Questions by Yair Davidiy (27 August 2017, 5 Elul, 5777)
Do Israeli Zionists feel disappointed in American Jews who choose to marry Gentiles?
Yes. I myself, though Jewish, am the offspring of a mixed union.Â
Â I am pleased with what I am but would not recommend others to go that way.
Â I am also a Zionist who lives in Israel.Â
Â For me being Zionist means also being religious and having affiliation with both the National Religious and Ultra-Orthodox camps.
The following answer is mainly from a Jewish Religious point of view. There is no real difference between the Jewish Religion and true Zionism
Â Jews marrying people from other religions is not usually a good thing.
Everybody's human. Life can be hard. Finding a mate is not easy.Â
Â We are not always entirely the masters of our own destiny.Â
Â Nevertheless, there are laws in Heaven and Earth.Â
Â Marrying Gentiles is forbidden by the Torah.
Deuteronomy 7 (NASB):
Â 3 Furthermore, you shall not intermarry with them; you shall not give your daughters to their sons, nor shall you take their daughters for your sons. 4 For they will turn your sons away from following Me to serve other gods; then the anger of the LORD will be kindled against you and He will quickly destroy you.
Intermarriage leads to the loss of Jews demographically.
Â There are not that many Jews around.
Â The Jewish People is facing a constant war of survival.Â
Â Every Jew has an obligation to help win that war.
Â Jews should marry their own kind and Jews should endeavor to be Jewish.
Â This is not a bad thing.
Â Do the right thing and in the long run God will look after you.
Â This is how it works nearly all the time.
Â There are exceptions.
Â And if it seems that HE is not helping you (usually a temporary illusion) and that you may be one of the exceptional cases, let it be.
Â Everyone is here for a reason.
Â We do not know exactly why we are here so we should do the best with what we are.
Â If you are Jewish stay that way.Â
Â Do what Jews are required to do, marry another Jew, keep the faith, and lead an upright life.
Â Make the most of who you are.