Gentile dating a jewish girl
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.
She could have maintained this negative attitude and still have preserved the family peace.
But gradually, as she learned to know Ben better and saw how fine he was, and how good to her daughter, there came shy words of affection and admiration.'He's a fine young man with a great future,' I hear her tell her friends, with pride in her voice.
Above everything I want you to be happy.'Our mothers met, embraced, and promptly forgot their differences in purely feminine discussions of wedding plans (we were to be married by a civil judge to eliminate difficulties), motherly landings of their respective offspring, and the honeymoon.
Once marriage loomed up as a certainty, not another word against Ben's race or religion escaped my mother's lips.
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.
'Yes,' she murmured, 'it is the great paradox.''And other great Jews,' I added quickly.'Spinoza, for instance, and Epstein.'Mother looked at me a little sadly.She wasn't licked, but she was for the moment out of arguments.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.