Sorry for the ambiguous title, I just needed to vent and thought you all would understand. I am currently becoming more religious, and I am the only one of my friends that is religious, let alone Jewish. I go to a secular college. There is just so much ignorance towards religious Judaism, and the issue is that my friends refuse to understand. We got into a big argument today about why I won’t date people who aren’t Jewish, and why I want to be in a religious relationship. It feels like they don’t want to understand, they are so stuck in their viewpoint. It is like this for so many things. I have, at this point, just stopped talking about my religious journey with them, as either I am bad at explaining my reasoning, or they don’t want to hear it. I am so so frustrated. I am studying abroad in Israel in about a month, and I cannot wait to get there. Sorry for the rant, I just wanted to vent. Thanks for listening haha.