Wednesday, December 24, 2014 Tevet 2, 5775

A 27-year-old man from a very traditional Jewish family got serious with a Catholic girl in college. His parents were never supportive; hers always were — and not only supportive but welcoming. The girlfriend insisted that she would raise the children Jewish, but the young man still had doubts. He recently broke off the relationship but wants to know where to go from here, especially since he still has feelings for the woman.

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You've  moved in together with your boyfriend and things have been going well for the most part except when it comes to the kitchen.  He was raised kosher style while you grew up keeping kosher.  He is fine with the two sets of dishes and silverware but is uncomfortable with the parve items. You've already labeled the cooking utensils with different colors of electric tape. Are there are any other suggestions about "teaching" about keeping kosher?

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You'd date someone non-Jewish but only if the person were open to converting or at least strongly supportive of a Jewish home. The question is, at what point in the dating process should you bring up the importance of your Jewish background?

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