This information was pounded in from all directions, from rabbis, from my parents, my grandparents, Hebrew High School, Camp Ramah.
I felt the pressure: The future of my people was at stake! The school was arty, musical, nerdy, and had a substantial Jewish population. Even though I no longer felt outside the norm, I still had trouble getting dates … Every Jewish woman I asked out on a date rejected me.
Jacobson herself described it is empowering to women.
That separation, along with maintaining a Jewish identity, has always been an issue in Israel, But now, once fringe parties feel like they have enough support to tip the balance in their favour for a strict religious state.READ MORE: Beyonce and Jennifer Lopez urged to boycott Israel His words carry weight.The ruling coalition relies on the support of various ultra orthodox parties to stay in power. This is as much a political struggle as it is a religious one. I was only able to relax around non-Jewish women, because I didn’t feel the same pressure; that’s how I met, and fell in love with, my wife. It was the day I’d long hoped for, marrying a nice Jewish girl. In fact, by the time we’d started dating, I’d given up on Jewish women, and my dream of a perfect Jewish wedding, altogether. The intense pressure I felt to date and marry within the tribe damaged my perception of Jewish women and my ability to be myself around them.