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    • Sarah
    • 22.12.10 | 12:33 (IST)

    Interesting to read and well argued. However, you miss the point of what "Jewishness" is really all about. There is a real soul difference between Jews and non-Jews. This is not to say Jews are somehow "better" but simply different, a people designated by G-d to be apart, to be the priests of the whole world. To live life as a Jew as it is intended in the Torah, it is extremely difficult if not impossible to do so if you are married to a non-Jew. You ignore the very real spiritual realities and differences in your article. Maybe you are not aware of them, which I find sad. Also the Jewish soul is passed on via the mother, whereas Muslim identity is passed on through the father. So there are many Jews who will be brought up as Muslims in intermarriages, and it will be very difficult and confusing for them if their Jewish neshama wakes up. Conversely, with a Muslim mother and a Jewish father, the child will be neither. Ezra was right: in these "politically correct" days it is more difficult to recognise that this position is not racist or discriminatory, simply the best for the very real issues of spirituality and identity for the children and descendants of a marriage.

    from the article: The Jewish ban on intermarriage has become a curse
    First published 02:05 01.01.16 | Last updated 13:11 31.12.15
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