Haaretz: Jews today are faced with a plethora of issues that threaten the cohesiveness of both our culture and our faith. The importance placed on marrying within the Jewish community stands out as a main point of contention.
In discussing this issue with people of all different backgrounds, I have been surprised to learn how divisive and heated the conversation can become.
Inevitably, the issue of marriying within the Jewish community affects both Jews and non-Jews alike.
With the rate of interfaith marriage among American Jews now at roughly 50 percent, many Jews might be sensitive not to offend their non-Jewish partners.
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