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.
I am pleased with what I am but would not recommend others to go that way.
I am also a Zionist who lives in Israel.
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
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.
We are not always entirely the masters of our own destiny.
Nevertheless, there are laws in Heaven and Earth.
Marrying Gentiles is forbidden by the Torah.
Deuteronomy 7 (NASB):
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.
There are not that many Jews around.
The Jewish People is facing a constant war of survival.
Every Jew has an obligation to help win that war.
Jews should marry their own kind and Jews should endeavor to be Jewish.
This is not a bad thing.
Do the right thing and in the long run God will look after you.
This is how it works nearly all the time.
There are exceptions.
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.
Everyone is here for a reason.
We do not know exactly why we are here so we should do the best with what we are.
If you are Jewish stay that way.
Do what Jews are required to do, marry another Jew, keep the faith, and lead an upright life.
Make the most of who you are.