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    • steven berkowitz
    • 14.11.11 | 05:39 (IST)

    If we don't care about affiliation and continuity, then just who in the future do we suppose will care about Jewish wisdom? Continuity of uneducated Jews is not in itself a model, we need both the teaching of Jewish wisdom and continuity. In reality, it's the learning of Jewish wisdom that makes one want to continue the Jewish people. Without a reason to care, no one cares. Unfortunately, there is no case for intermarriage when it comes to the successful continuation of the Jewish people. It's not elitist or exclusionary, or dogmatic or anything else, but rather practical, if not common sense. The last century has made it easy to project that a few more consecutive generations where the rate is over 50% will do enormous damage to Jews in America as any sort of viable or recognizable demographic.

    from the article: The problem with worrying about 'Jewish Continuity'
    First published 09:01 13.11.11 | Last updated 09:01 13.11.11
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