Saturday, August 30, 2014 Elul 4, 5774
And Who Wants to Marry a Jew, Anyway?
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Daniel Krieger, JTA
Why have Jews had the highest rate of intermarriage in the United States over the past half century? A new book suggests some answers.
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While intermarried couples still face obstacles when it comes to finding their place in the Jewish community, the merger of a local and national group aims to create a clearer path.
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Just a few months ago, InterFaithways seemed like the next big thing. The one outlet in the region devoted exclusively to helping interfaith families feel more welcome in the community had secured prior funding from the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia. With the release of the 2009 "Jewish Population Study of Greater Philadelphia" -- and its startling statistics on intermarriage...
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Numbers in the population study are nothing to clown around about
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It doesn't happen often that a pop-cultural milestone like the 20th anniversary of "The Simpsons" dovetails with the release of a new Jewish demographic survey. But that's exactly what happened when the plot of the Jan. 10 episode revolved around the marriage of a Jew and a Congregationalist, who also happen to be a clown and a princess, respectively. When...
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Laurie Adelman Smith had searched for years for the right place to give her three children a Jewish education. The 47-year-old fitness instructor, who'd had little Jewish involvement throughout her own life, had met with several local rabbis, but never felt an intuitive connection to any of them. All that changed, though, when Smith met Shira Stutman, then a student...
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