As an Orthodox Jew living in Jerusalem, it constantly strikes me that Judaism’s teachings are not just for Jews - at least they shouldn’t be.
Judaism is wisdom for living; anyone struggling to figure out life can benefit from it.
This Jewish approach is known as "cherishing touch". Religious Jews have no physical contact before marriage.
We don’t touch until after the wedding ceremony.“Yikes! When I first heard about this at age 22, that was my initial reaction too.
But I was intrigued enough to want to look into it.
Because I didn’t then believe in God, I didn’t ask myself, “What does God want from me?
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She counts herself among a special category of soul-mate seekers: gentiles who log on to Jewish singles sites in search of a Jewish mate.
” I simply asked: “Could no touching before marriage actually .
When people experience the bliss of romantic touch, they often can’t see clearly.
In Hebrew School, they taught all of us little Jews that our people were God's "chosen people." They also taught us lots of other things, like how to read and write Hebrew, and which foods are kosher, but they didn't really do anything to prepare us for a lifetime of dating non-Jews.
Probably because good Jewish kids are supposed to grow up and marry other good Jewish kids.