She had to make a choice to go back to being less-observant and date non-orthodox men if she wanted a greater chance to marry and have children.
"I believed I had made the right choice for myself a decade earlier," Lianne contended as she fed a calm Jacob.
I met Mark through a colleague and I realize I am so very lucky to have met him when I did.
A few years ago, I expected to marry a yarmulke-wearing Sabbath observer.
I contacted Pew Research for a deeper understanding as to whether it's Jewish men or women who are more likely to intermarry.
The previous study by the NJPS suggested that Jewish women are less likely to intermarry, citing a higher sense of Jewish spirituality and greater desire to marry within. "Jewish women are slightly more likely to be intermarried than Jewish men," Liga Plaveniece, Communications Associate, Religion & Public Life Project, Pew Research Center, explained exclusively to me via email.
And like many never-married Jewish women, Sara is not alone in her consideration of later-age intermarriage.And among Jews who marry non-Jews, the birth rate is lower at 1.8. " , lightly based on some of her posts here on Huffington Post Women, will be released in early 2014 by Seal Press and Penguin Canada.As Lianne gently put Jacob back into his stroller, she repeated her earlier words, perhaps empathizing with my remaining single and childless at age 44. We thought a closer tie to Jewish observance would lead to love, marriage and children. Perhaps Jewish men are less interested in marriage overall? But what is does report is that "American Jews overwhelmingly say they are proud to be Jewish and have a strong sense of belonging to the Jewish people." Ninety-four percent of American Jews, of all denominations, regardless of martial status, and equally among genders, believe this. our production of Jewish children, is lower than the national birthrate (2.2) at 1.9.But interestingly, among Jews married to Jews, the birth rate is 2.8, much higher than the national birth rate.
While I am no longer observant, I still identify strongly as Jewish.