Intermarried – Becoming Observant


If a non-observing Jewish man is already happily married to a non-Jewish woman with whom he has children, and then suddenly gets interested in observing Judaism and wants to fulfill the mitzvot, is it preferable for him to divorce his non-Jewish wife and break apart his stable family? Or is it better for him to remain married and maintain the stability of the family he is raising?



  1. There is no one-size-fits-all answer to your question as there are so many different variables that it is impossible to give one answer. Hopefully, the couple will be under the guidance of a wise, caring and sensitive Rabbi who will be able to reach the point that is best for them as individuals and as a family unit.

    Best wishes from the Team