First, the chief rabbinate of Israel definately has some sort of "blood" requirement. I think of Moses forcing the Israelites to eat the golden calf- to me it means that when one starts placing "Jewishness" in terms of race and blood, they are literally worshipping the same golden calf of old. Second- to the incredible idiot who suggested intermarraige led to Hitler and the Holocaust. That is just insane, and defines Judaism only in relation to Nazism. Judaism doesn't need to compare itself to Nazism to be Judaism. Third- Israel doesn't exist without Diaspora support, intermarriage and all. I don't think intermarriage is a good thing for Israel or Diaspora Jewry, but then again, I think the Ultra-Orthodoxy of the Government endorsed Israeli Chief Rabbinate is far worse.
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from the article: 'Lost Jews' video shows Israeli chutzpah towards Diaspora Jewry