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Intermarriage what should we do about it? - Maccabee54 - 12-20-2019

Intermarriage has reached record levels in the U.S. and in other parts of the world as well. The intermarriage rate in the U.S. is currently at 58% for all Jews and about 70% for the non-Orthodox see the link below for the Pew Study:

http://www.pewforum.org/2013/10/01/c...-demographics/

What is even more alarming is that only about 20% of the children of intermarriages in the U.S. are being raised as Jews see the child rearing chart for the Pew Study below:

https://www.pewforum.org/2013/10/01/chapter-3-jewish-identity/#child-rearing

This is also happening in other parts of the world as well. For instance in the UK while happening to a much lesser degree there is an issue occurring:

https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.theguar...sh-partner

Unless something is done to deal with the crisis it looks like we are going to lose a large portion of our population in the future.

We have a lot of very intelligent people in the Jewish Community let’s put our heads together and brainstorm. Perhaps we can come up with some good ideas on how to at least stem the tide of intermarriage and its associated assimilation. Ideas please. What do you think we should do?