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That relationship didn’t work out, and the time I had spent in it resigned me to the fact that I didn’t have another decade to hang around waiting for someone to decide to convert or not.
Next time around, I needed to find someone who was Jewish from the get-go. It doesn’t get any better when Jews of Color look online for love either.
It was a story that resonated with me on more than some abstract level of outrage as an advocate for Jewish diversity because I’ve been where Nahmias’s son is. I always knew that I was going to marry Jewish—that part was non-negotiable for me.
But just who was the Jewish woman I was going to marry?
Valentine’s Day is a thoroughly ridiculous holiday.
It’s okay, I can say that: I was born on Valentine’s Day.
But the Internet, for all of its wonders, poses challenges to civilized and constructive discussion, allowing vocal—and, often, anonymous—minorities to drag it down with invective (and worse).
So I dated a non-Jewish girl for eight years, with full disclosure on the table that marriage wasn’t happening before a dip.
If I couldn’t find a Jew to marry, then I guess I’d just have to make one.
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