Publication Date: January 1990
Publisher: Conference of Jewish Communal Service (U.S.)
Author(s): Steven Bayme
Research Area: Culture and religion; Social conditions
Keywords: Jewish Continuity; Intermarriage; Jewish Outreach
Coverage: United States
In recent years, there has been a shift in popular attitudes both within and outside the Jewish community toward a greater acceptance of intermarriage. There are signs that the official stance of Jewish leadership toward intermarriage—outrage and outreach—may be changing toward a redefinition of it as beneficial and not a danger to be contained. Yet, Jewish leaders must acknowledge intermarriage as a threat to Jewish continuity, identity, and unity.