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    • Assimilate This
    • 08.09.09 | 20:31 (IDT)

    First of all, the ad was never even directed towards Diaspora Jews. Anyone wanting to make Aliyah is still welcome, stupid Rabbinical problems aside (and yes, I fully agree with you on that particular point). Second, the numbers speak for themselves - not only do Jews in the Diaspora tend to marry non-Jews, but the most important important fact of this - that about 75% of the children of such unions do not consider themselves Jewish or have anything to do with Judaism - isn't widely known. I'm honestly happy for you that in your case this hasn't happened, but what about all the cases where it had? Face facts - every single Jewish community in every country except Israel is shrinking, not growing. Maybe Diaspora Jews should keep that in mind before they start perceiving insults, and maybe Israelis who consider Yeridah (the target audience, remember) should do well to take that into account. "Purity" has nothing to do with it - Jewish consciousness and culture does.

    from the article: 'Lost Jews' video shows Israeli chutzpah towards Diaspora Jewry
    First published 17:14 08.09.09 | Last updated 10:15 09.09.09
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