After a plea from Rabbis not to date Palestinian men and to not date any non-Jews, Jewish girls wake up to the news that the former President of Israel, Moshe Katsav, has been convicted of rape.
I overheard a conversation in a kosher café in New York this morning between a Jewish girl named Adena and her father Abe.
Adena said to her father: “Father, I woke to the news yesterday that the Rabbis say that I am not allowed to date any man of Palestinian descent. In fact, they say that I should not date any non-Jew. Look!”
The Father read this article as Adena pointed out the following lines from the Rabbis: “For your sake, for the sake of future generations, and so you don’t undergo horrible suffering, we turn to you with a request, a plea, a prayer. Don’t date non-Jews, don’t work at places that non-Jews frequent, and don’t do national service with non-Jews.”Read More