Faith And Jewish Interfaith Marriage

By Patricia Williams

Faith seems like such a general thing but when it comes to knowing a little bit more of Judaism, one can conceptualize how difficult a one it may seem. There is a call for Jewish interfaith marriage as communities mingle and dating sites abound on the Internet making it that more probably to find a life partner of a different religion. It takes years of practice to be well versed in the laws of Judaism and years of commitment.

Marriage is a permanent institution and should be kept that way. One has to be one hundred percent sure that they are getting involved in something that may prove challenging in the long run. Some opt not to discover more about the religion of the spouse to be and instead take what is called a more liberal view of getting through life.

There are many practices and customs that are strictly adhered to in the Jewish religion. A day such as the Sabbath is honored by Jews all around the world and is considered one of the most holiest days of the week, month and year. It occurs on a Saturday starting at sundown on a Friday night until sundown on a Saturday night.

This may prove challenging for some who are accustomed to going out and having fun on a Friday night. Of course it is the end of the work week and one wants to relax and enjoy the time off as much as possible. Keeping the Sabbath does give one the time out and was instituted at the beginning of time during the seven days of creation.

It is a special day and is brought in by the woman of the house as she lights candles ushering in the holiness of the day. Judaism is essentially about purity and remaining so throughout a lifetime. There are other mitzvahs or obligations that one has to carry out in order to remain as pure and unspoiled as can be.

Women light candles at sunset on a Friday night. This is a custom that one may want to do. It is about bringing holiness into the home.

Both male and female are obligated to do this prior to a marriage but one has to be Jewish in order to do so. A blessing is recited prior to submerging in these waters and this aids to cleanse one of any impurities that may be. It is a practice practiced by many.

For all other questions one should consult a Rabbi. He or she is a designated teacher who is well versed in the Torah and its laws. Marriage is a special time and with extra knowledge about the dos and do nots, it will turn out to be a more meaningful event as opposed to have not done any investigating at all.

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