That child is very self-focused on his or her own "happiness" over EVERYTHING else--come on that person couldnt find happiness with a Jewish mate?
Just as I would love to try a treif porterhouse steak, I know that I shouldnt. Even when I have found a girl to have a really attractive personality and great looks-if she wasnt Jewish I wouldnt pursue it.
When she has a baby of her own, only she and her husband will feel the joy if the child is not a part of the jewish community-but if she married a Jew, the whole community would rejoice with her at the birth of a child.
If each person is an island with no expected loyalty to anything or anyone beyond themselves, then I guess one would have a problem understanding why the parents would disown her for marrying out.
SHE DISOWNED HER PARENTS FIRST AND RIPPED THEIR SOULS TO SHREDSNow, from my perspective, parents have no right to make demands on their children regarding marriage. It's easy to say, "Well, that's their problem, then," but the anguish pointed to by this comment makes one pause.
There were people on each side and it was a good discussion.
Many people need desperately to receive this message: I feel and think much as you do, care about many of the things you care about, although most people do not care about them. --Vonnegut In response to my earlier post about intermarriage and interdating, the comments were uniformly civil and reasoned.