My daughter is dating a non jew
He goes to synagogue on Rosh Hashana to please his mother, and during the rest of the year wavers between agnosticism and downright atheism.
All this I pointed out to my mother, adding, 'Ben does not ask me to cook kosher, if that's any comfort to you.
Above everything I want you to be happy.'Our mothers met, embraced, and promptly forgot their differences in purely feminine discussions of wedding plans (we were to be married by a civil judge to eliminate difficulties), motherly landings of their respective offspring, and the honeymoon.
Once marriage loomed up as a certainty, not another word against Ben's race or religion escaped my mother's lips.
Jews in the theatre—well, you have seen what they have done to Hollywood.
The moving pictures are full of sex and sensuality, and cater solely to the Jews' god, money.
Ben, however, like a large percentage of modern and intelligent young Jews, looks with affectionate tolerance on these parental habits but eschews them for himself.
Jews are sensual, aggressive, ostentatious, cunning—that is a heritage they can never overcome.
They accomplish things in business because they are shrewder than Christians and never hesitate to seize an unfair advantage.
And remember that, although I love the teachings of Jesus, I belong to no sect or church.
It's not as if the shadows of a priest and a rabbi stood between us.'Then my mother pulled out the oldest and bitterest chestnuts that have been hurled against the Jews, accusations as old as the Roman Empire.'The Jews are essentially an Oriental race,' she stormed, 'East is East, and Jews and Christians cannot really meet any more than Christians and Chinese.