Are they German by any chance?
God, why does everyone hate the Jews?
I'm becoming something of a Jewish rights campaigner.
Racism is a strange thing...
Don't worry - old peole, in general, don't seem to accept differences.
As long as it doesn't affect your relationship with your BF, don't worry about it.
On a side note, why has "Jew" now become an insult?
They'll be dead soon. Totally out of your way. Until then, don't accept any dinner invitations. lol
My bf is Jewish, my family is not. I've noticed my mum's surprise and my grandmother's disdain, but I love him and that's what matters, I'm the one going out with him, not them so who gives a damn if they have a problem with him not being Catholic.
Don't let it get you down, some people are old fashioned and old prejudices die hard, but it's your bf you're with not them so try not to let it bother you.
That's so messed up. Talk to your boyfriend about the way he responded to it. Tell him how you felt. The best he can do is reassure you. But you have to understand that he couldn't have just said something to them because they are his elders. At the end of the day, be glad that your boyfriend loves you for you and isn't racist because thats all that matters. They are old and they will have traditional ideas that are conservative. Accept it. You can't change them. But don't change yourself either.
If you see them again, say "Ata Qof semech"