Catholic girl dating a jewish boy
Consequently our marriage was not the hasty, impassioned leap of two people soaring on the Icarian wings of a first love.
That which was between us was calm as the night, deep as the sea; in the light of it we both knew that forever afterwards he would look upon other women, and I upon other men, as pale wraiths.
What Ben's mother said to him I can only conjecture, for he has never told me.
'Ben,' she most likely said, 'it grieves my old heart to have you marry a Shiksa rather than one of us.
He goes to synagogue on Rosh Hashana to please his mother, and during the rest of the year wavers between agnosticism and downright atheism.
We have need, as never before, to stick to our own people and traditions.'But, loving Ben above the rest of her children, she probably also said, 'Well, then, if you love her and are sure that she is the one woman for you, you have my blessing.
I have heard the same things from the lips of plenty of one-hundred-per-cent Americans,'Mother,' I said quietly, 'remember the greatest Man who ever lived was a Jew—Jesus.' That held her for a minute.
'Yes,' she murmured, 'it is the great paradox.''And other great Jews,' I added quickly.
Jews are sensual, aggressive, ostentatious, cunning—that is a heritage they can never overcome.
They accomplish things in business because they are shrewder than Christians and never hesitate to seize an unfair advantage.