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Fictions of Jewish Intermarriage

   in-ter-mar-riage (noun): the legal union between two

   people originally of different traditions who are in love.

   Q: Why is intermarriage such a big deal to Jewish communities? A: Jews are a tiny fraction (0.2 percent) of the

   world's population. Marrying someone not Jewish causes concern based on assumptions that Jews will stop

   identifying as Jewish or raising Jewish children. If that happens, Jews as a distinct people would cease to exist

   over time. A Jewish future depends on intermarried Jews continuing to identify as Jewish and raising Jewish

   children by educating them about their religion, culture, history, and languages. May hope and action prevail.


Love And Tradition Books About Jewish intermarriage