Arabs make up about 17.5 percent of the Israeli population, and the gang's assaults have not been the first attacks in which Jewish men targeted Arab-Jewish relationships.
In 2014, Lehava extremists attacked the wedding of a Muslim man and Jewish woman near Tel Aviv, shouting "Death to Arabs!
Raz Ben-Shalom Amitzur, 19, stabbed an Arab man in the back, chest, abdomen and arm several times, which is the most serious assault committed by the gang.
The motive of the extremist attack was to "prevent the 'assimilation' of Jews and Arabs in Be'er Sheva," Israeli police said.
Our social world includes children and adults with diverse family formations and backgrounds; Sammy’s best friend has two moms.
” “I was worried that you were saying it was weird that the kid had two moms.” “Lots of kids have two moms, mom,” he explained, “It’s no big deal.” I was relieved at my child’s response, and in retrospect, not entirely surprised.
Dating Jewish Men For the Orthodox Jew in the Jewish dating network or using Jewish dating services, marriage is generally foremost on the mind.
Casual dating is generally not heard of in the world of religious Judaism; marriage is always the end goal.
So I couldn’t involve myself, even casually, with anyone who didn’t seem possessed of long-term potential.The other day, as my kindergartner and I were walking down the street toward our library, we crossed paths with two moms, who were holding their young child’s hand. I had expected that I would end up with a Jewish man. More than merely internalizing this message, I actively bought into it. Even, and perhaps especially, after I became a parent, it seemed that there were no shortage of Jewish academics and physicians and soccer coaches who wanted to date me. “What the hell,” I thought, “This guy is smart and attractive and interesting, and Jewish, so why not?“Wow,” Sammy said, looking back as we walked past the family. I believed that this was the only option, the desired outcome, the path, and the reward. ” But as my Yiddish-speaking forebears would have said: “Mentsch trakht un Gott lakht” or in English: man plans and God laughs. “I thought you meant something else.” “What did you think I was talking about?Over the years, almost every relationship I attempted with a Jewish guy was a failure—sometimes even an epic mismatch.