Jewishness is often felt as an identification with an ethnic and cultural group as much as with a religious faith.
Then add to the mix the difference between growing up Jewish in a big city like New York, Chicago or Los Angeles and being raised in a small town.
When you tell someone, “I'm really enjoying getting to know you, but I don’t want to get physical,” essentially one of two things will happen. When you don’t get physically involved, you’re more likely to know if what you’re feeling is the beginning of genuine love for the other person - the basis of an enduring relationship.
I’m guessing that few Christians will be willing to refrain from touch before marriage.
Judaism is wisdom for living; anyone struggling to figure out life can benefit from it.
Many of those who survived moved to the United States, which now is home to the second largest Jewish population in the world.