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?

2 years


  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