Once marriage loomed up as a certainty, not another word against Ben's race or religion escaped my mother's lips.
Remember there are a dozen other less tangible discriminations against them.''That makes not a whit of difference, to me,' I stubbornly maintained. I'd marry him if he were a Hottentot.''But, child, remember the racial and religious differences between you.
Remember that your children will be pulled in two different directions.'Ben's mother and father attend an orthodox synagogue, observe the dietary rules and all the ritual holy days.
We determined that no obstacle should prevent our union, and obstacles there were a-plenty as soon as our families learned our intention.
'Child,' entreated my mother, who deep in her heart had always hoped that what she referred to as my superior intelligence, careful upbringing, talents, and attractiveness, would land me a husband well up in the social levels, ‘bethink yourself what this means.
All this I pointed out to my mother, adding, 'Ben does not ask me to cook kosher, if that's any comfort to you.
And remember that, although I love the teachings of Jesus, I belong to no sect or church.
The moving pictures are full of sex and sensuality, and cater solely to the Jews' god, money.
Has there ever been a Jew who could approach Beethoven or Raphael?
Consequently our marriage was not the hasty, impassioned leap of two people soaring on the Icarian wings of a first love.