” Fortunately, there is one group of guys within the Jewish world that are especially marriage-minded, but meeting one doesn’t come down to location as much as it comes down to looking for a certain type: Orthodox.(No, not all Orthodox guys are issue-free when it comes to marriage, but as a whole, they are FAR more marriage-oriented than any other Jewish group of men). Their wife is the “old ball and chain” tying them down to a life of restriction.We’re currently not together, but I’d really like to be again.
In more right wing circles, they don’t.) What does to guys (and to girls, to some extent, though we generally need less motivation) is help them get past their fear of commitment because they are NOT having their cake and eating it too.
In addition to the physical motivation to commit to a woman, Orthodox men grow up in a society where marriage and family is at the center of life, and where friends and peers marry at younger ages.
It has sincerely strengthened the relationship between me and my mother. Its been difficult to explain to my parents why I love Judaism & why I choose to follow certain laws now, however, JITC has been a great medium of explaining the Jewish faith that we never truly understood. But watching your blog brought me a whole different perspective. I’m a college student and, in part because of the curiosity about other faiths that your work instilled in me, I’m a religious studies minor.
Most of the Mizwas that appeared pretty silly to me made actually a lot of sense after your explanation… I want you to know that you are making a difference not only in the lives of Jews, but in the lives of gentiles as well.
Why are Orthodox guys (generally) more marriage-oriented than guys from the secular word? With Orthodox guys, though, they live a life of restriction (which Orthodox Jews are supposed to observe, though surely not all do) keep single men (and women) from touching any non (immediate) family member of the opposite sex.
Because in the rest of the world, men, while they’re single, are free to have as many escapades with as many women as they can manage to get. (As an aside, there’s a debate, but people in my circles will shake hands with members of the opposite sex who are not family members in order to not embarrass them.
Last but not least, most Orthodox men date, which means they date for marriage only.
This is another big plus in getting involved with an Orthodox guy.
I’ve been sending JITC episodes to my dad and aunt to help them better understand my sister’s Jewish decision.