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The Importance ofMarriage In Judaism and Marrying a Jewish Partner:

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THE IMPORTANCE OF MARRIAGE IN JUDAISM AND MARRYING A JEWISH PARTNER: Most Jews feel the need to marry a Jewish partner. This is important mainly for the sake of the children. Whether a child is Jewish or not is determined solely by its mother; if she is Jewish the child is Jewish, regardless of whether the father is. On the other hand, the child of a non-Jewish mother is not Jewish, even if the father is. ...read more.

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In the more traditional Jewish communities people try to learn as much as they can about a proposed partner's character, background, interests and ambitions before meeting the other person. If the two people are obviously unsuited to one another, they do not meet. This way there is no heartache. If it seems that they might be well suited, the couple meets. ...read more.

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However, there is still the old-fashioned way of meeting or being introduced through friends and 'hitting it off'! There is no official way of choosing a partner in Judaism, although, most people tend to choose to marry someone who is also Jewish to save conflict between families and problems with children. But, if men did choose to marry non-Jewish women, then soon enough the whole religion would die out because less and less members of the new generations to come will be Jewish and before you know it, no more Judaism! ...read more.

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