It's engrained from day one – the same way that your Jewish imagery is engrained.A film like "The Passion" provides an opportunity to raise these issues.They need a spiritual tradition through which to experience lifecycle events, and to have a community where they feel at home.And if the spouse has agreed to "raise your children Jewish," think again.When a person has to choose one religion over the other, there is always the unconscious sense of choosing one parent over another.(The fact is that 92 percent of children of intermarriage marry non-Jews, effectively detaching themselves forever from the Jewish people.
It's very confusing for a young person trying to forge an identity in an already-complex world. They need to have a solid, unambiguous identity which gives them a place in the world.
He is the last Jewish male in our family, since my one and only cousin is a female and I am an only child.
If he has no Jewish sons, then our family line will die.
Now he has a non-Jewish girlfriend and they are getting serious. The best solution is to raise serious doubts that this will work long-term.
He has the support of all her friends who are not Jewish. My wife says that if we are not careful we will lose him as a son, and that I should go easy on my remarks and actions. Some ideas: 1) Get them to discuss the topic of Jesus.