Jewish interatial dating
I didn’t take his advice at the time (though maybe I am now), and never read the poem to anyone.
My boyfriend had trouble with other white members of the group whose poems and songs were first person.
I had written a poem about how poorly the issue was being covered by the news.
It was dry and stilted, lacking the power and emotionality of the art created by our other members.
“It’s distant because you’re not pretending to be anything other than on the outside” of the issue, he said.
“You’re being honest.” He said I should try writing about being white if I wanted something more real to come out.
But in reality, not only had I rarely faced discrimination, I often benefit from being what a Beverly Hills casting agent called “ethnically white” — someone whom everyone feels comfortable with.
The poem was distant because I had never been stopped nor frisked by police.
I told my boyfriend that I was disappointed by my writing.
Plenty of interracial marriage when both people are Jewish.
There are zero issues with Jews marrying other Jews, skin color is meaningless in Judaism.
In the liberal groups it varies but it is very high, over 60% in some types of Judaism and is seen as a major issue that could well lead to the demise of those movements.