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    • EliBenYosefHalevi
    • 08.01.13 | 13:34 (IST)

    Mrs. Eisner, everything you write is true. As an American non-Orthodox Jewish member of the generation you speak of, I can add that this phenomenon stems from economic and social realities in our country. It is a huge issue for my peers who prioritize their career ahead of their family, and it is not just affecting Jewish young adults. Yet, allegorically, I know of many Jewish friends who are intentionally bucking this trend. I myself got married at 25 without a job or a completed professional degree. I have a two year old, a conscious planned decision with my wife, which doesn't make managing the last year of my school any easier, but I love being a father. I would absolutely advise any of my friends that have the opportunity to have kids, to do so now because no matter how long they wait they will never be completely ready.

    from the article: Reluctance to express traditional views on marriage is costing Jewish lineage
    First published 11:31 08.01.13 | Last updated 11:31 08.01.13
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