Another way to take part in religious dating is through religious groups.
If you are a part of a religious group, you could find someone to date within that group.
Even though I had a bat mitzvah (like the majority of my town), a strong connection to faith wasn’t so much the reason as was the recognition of the transition into Jewish adulthood.
As someone who was raised by a Catholic mother and an atheist father, I find it strange that they managed to make their marriage work.
That was the only issue between my parents for a long time — until we grew up.
Yes, a bat mitzvah (or "bar mitzvah" if you’re a guy) is the Jewish equivalent of a .
I had a party with family and friends, wore an obnoxiously pink dress, and danced gracelessly to Fall Out Boy for the entirety of the night.
Those who have a religious background have different experiences and obstacles in regards to dating.
Religious dating is not the same as other kinds of dating, as there are certain expectations and limits that are in place.
I’m mostly just a matzo ball soup lover with an affinity for rugelach and my grandmother’s brisket.
Even so, my Jewish identity still remains a crucial part of who I am.
Even though I occasionally attended Sunday school (my parents’ half-assed attempt at submerging me in Judaism), I never directly tied my Jewish identity to the religion itself.
Instead, my claiming of Jewishness came from a desire to preserve what my ancestors had fought so hard to maintain, through suffering years of persecution and by surviving the Holocaust.