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    • david
    • 13.12.09 | 06:16 (IST)

    yes, reform membership has gone up. that is because they intermarry and then in turn count the spouses (or homosexual partners) of those intermarriages and the children of those intermarriages as members. with a birth rate of 1.36 and an intermarriage rate of 46%, they are losing 2/3 of their jewish population evary generation. they make it up by filling their pews with non-jews. if you walk into a reform temple today, on average, most of the people you see are not jewish.

    from the article: Who will save Conservative Judaism?
    First published 10:47 11.12.09 | Last updated 19:55 11.12.09
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