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    • Kevin M.
    • 05.11.09 | 05:44 (IST)

    I was able to go on Momo Lifshitz' Oranim program because my grandfather is Jewish. I am now married to a Jew and we are raising our children as Jews. Birthright works because it raises Jewish self-awareness. The young Jews who at most risk of intermarriage are the ones that do not get a Jewish education growing up. Birthright allows them to actively consider what it means to be a Jew rather then taking it for granted (circ/naming, B/B mitzvah... and then never returning to shul). Momo was great. I am sorry to hear he was censured.

    from the article: Birthright alumni found less likely to marry non-Jews
    First published 00:39 30.10.09 | Last updated 07:16 30.10.09
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