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03-Aug-2019 03:14

While I am no longer observant, I still identify strongly as Jewish.

I am traditional, and I plan to marry a Jewish man, regardless of whether or not I am still able to become a mother.

She had to make a choice to go back to being less-observant and date non-orthodox men if she wanted a greater chance to marry and have children.

"I believed I had made the right choice for myself a decade earlier," Lianne contended as she fed a calm Jacob.

"I can't keep hoping I meet a Jewish guy who is ready to get married," she told me recently.

"I really like Peter and while I don't yet know that he's the one, I'm open to seeing where it goes. That's my priority." Like Sara, most Jewish women wait for marriage before giving birth as their fertility wanes.

I met Mark through a colleague and I realize I am so very lucky to have met him when I did.

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"I was not planning on having a baby on my own, but I had to find love and I was determined.Like me, Lianne was once a more observant Jew, having become more religious in her twenties, attracted to family-style Sabbath dinners and holidays.And like me, Lianne believed modern orthodox Jewish men would be more likely to want to marry and have children, which is what she and I both yearned for.My family is not what I imagined, but it's so wonderful." As Jacob tugged on her necklace, Lianne added: "I am so grateful for this little guy, and for Mark, and to have been able to maintain a Jewish household as my parents did and their parents did." Earlier today, Pew Research released A Portrait of American Jewry, the first study of American Jewish life in over 10 years.

It seems love and marriage are more elusive than ever before for Jewish women and men in America.

Perhaps it's because Judaism is matrilineal; no matter whom we marry, our babies are Jewish by (Jewish law).