IMHO, intermarriage has one primary down-side: The common emigration from Judaism by the children of such a union. This is less of a problem when Jewish women marry non-Jewish men because children generally follow the religion of the mother. From a medical standpoint, genetic immigration into the Ashkenazic community might prove beneficial by reducing genetic concentration within Ashkenazim. From a religious standpoint, intermarriage might be beneficial if the non-Jewish partner agreed to convert to Judaism. At best, the issue is a mixed bag.
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from the article: The Jewish ban on intermarriage has become a curse
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