...the problem then is NOT inter-marriage per se in the diaspora (Proof: 50% of marriages even amomg jews end in dIVORCE=the same as in the general non-Jewish population)--so inter-mariage has ZERO to do with marriage failure or success... The problem is TRIBAL ...WHY can't the Jewish TRIBE accept in the "other" if that other is willing to take up the customs of the tribe? The argument then is :WHO sets the current customs of the tribe as opposed to the "ancient" traditional customs/prractices of a now much more diversified tribe? Do we allow rabbis to run roughshod over the rest of us? Rabbis tell us to preserve the laws of Judaism to preserve the tribe-they fail to tell us that laws can/even SHOULD change with circumstances and new knowledge -but the imperative should be to produce offspring to keep the tribe existing UNTIL the END TIME -when the SAR HAGADOL MICHAEL stands up to save the Jews who THEN (by logic) form a new CALENDAR (JUDAISM CHANGES/rabbinic era is over).
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from the article: 'Lost Jews' video shows Israeli chutzpah towards Diaspora Jewry
Yael Patir, Israel director of the left-leaning U.S. Jewish body, sat down with Haaretz to talk about Trump, the gap between U.S. and Israeli Jews, and the growing anger at the Israeli peace camp. Though she concedes boycott efforts by some on the left have a negative effect, she rejects calls to keep peace efforts local.01:12 01.05.16 | 5 comments