The title of a recent JTA article asks these two questions:
Why do Jews intermarry?
Who wants to marry a Jew, anyway?
The answer to the first question has been studied extensively and, according to the article has much to do with assimilation, age at the time of marriage and, according to some, philo-Semitism. Personally, I believe there are as many reasons for intermarriage as there are intermarried Jews.
From my perspective, the answer to the second question seems to be much simpler: I want to marry a Jew. (OK, having been down the marriage path once, I’m not necessarily... Read More