Sitting shiva for a child who marries out

Insights into various topics in Judaism.Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, 11/11/2018, 8:00 AM

'Between 700 and 1,000 intermarriage cases in Ramle'

Jewish Home Ramle Chairman speaks about his party's campaign against assimilation in the city.Mordechai Sones, 10/17/2018, 10:19 PM

Left attacks Jewish Home campaign in Ramle

Meretz files petition calling for removal of Jewish Home campaign ads warning of dangers of intermarriage.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/16/2018, 10:06 PM

This is the greatest threat to liberal Judaism

Many liberal Jews are uncomfortable with Jewish particularism, asserting that it is an illiberal idea whose time has passed. Ammiel Hirsch, 10/6/2018, 9:21 PM

Research: Reform 'rabbis' performing intermarriage up

US study shows overwhelming majority of Reform rabbis hold weddings for mixed couples.Mordechai Sones - JTA, 8/9/2018, 1:46 PM

Let them walk out of Birthright and say Kaddish for Arab terrorists

These possibly-halakhically Jewish naifs have been taught nothing about Judaism or Zionism and they actually cannot tell the difference between the aspiring murderers and the intended victims.Rabbi Prof. Dov Fischer, 7/25/2018, 10:30 AM

Dear Israelis, America is not Israel

Israeli Zionist identity is essentially no different from any other national identity, such as those of the Irish, Italian or German immigrants who assimilated into the US melting pot.Rabbi Menachem Levine, 7/18/2018, 2:45 PM

Herzog walks back comment calling intermarriage a ‘plague’

New Jewish Agency head says comment comparing intermarriage to a plague was misunderstood.JTA, 6/28/2018, 9:51 PM

'To Heal the World?' The Tikkun Olam distortion

A recent book on Tikkun Olam Judaism is nothing short of a lethal indictment of the distortion of Judaism that has led to massive intermarriage and assimilation on the part of US Jewry.Rabbi Avraham Gordimer, 6/25/2018, 2:43 PM

The Shoah has not ended

The tragedy of intermarriage is a continuation of the Nazi Shoah and Minister Uri Ariel was correct in saying so. Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 4/28/2018, 11:25 PM

My AIPAC speech

They would never let me speak, I would spoil the party. Tzvi Fishman, 3/3/2018, 9:49 PM

'American Jews are undergoing silent Holocaust'

MK Yisrael Eichler says that Shabbat desecration is 'causing American Jews to disappear'.Tzvi Lev, 12/28/2017, 5:48 PM

Olami Summit is caught in an avalanche

If the orientation of Jewish Education in the Diaspora isn’t dramatically altered, the applause extended to all of these well-meaning programs will soon fall on an empty hall. Tzvi Fishman, 12/27/2017, 5:30 AM

US Jewish leaders are fighting the wrong battle

American Jews may know that somehow they are the people of the book but they don't know what book is being referred to. There is little hope for their eventual survival as a vital part of the Jewish people.Rabbi Berel Wein, 11/28/2017, 2:42 PM

The Muslim father who helped with his son's Bar Mitzvah

Delegation of Chabad donors see how even the most isolated Jewish communities are brought back to Jewish observance.Haim Lev, 11/6/2017, 2:48 PM

Conservative Movement upholds intermarriage ban

Movement leaders announce they will maintain ban on interfaith marriages, but will welcome couples who are already intermarried.JTA and Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/19/2017, 11:22 AM

Zuckerberg moves his readers

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg posts picture of his daughter drinking from heirloom kiddush cup.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/17/2017, 12:34 AM

The disappearing Jews

The US intermarriage rate in 1950 was 6%. By 1974 it had risen to 25%. And today? Simply out of control. Do something. Shmuel Sackett, 9/7/2017, 6:22 AM

In intermarriage stats, American Muslims beat Jews hands down

New study shoes US Muslims intermarry less, are more religious than American Jews.JTA, 7/26/2017, 11:50 AM

'We stem the tide of intermarriage'

Be'er Hagolah in New York gives children of immigrant Jews affordable Jewish education.Eliran Aharon, 7/6/2017, 10:24 PM

Poll: Majority of Arabs oppose Jewish-Arab intermarriage

76% percent of Arabs oppose intermarriage between a Jewish man and Arab woman, 61% oppose intermarriage between a Jewish woman and Arab man.Shlomo Pyutrikovsky, 6/29/2017, 1:04 PM

New study shows Jewish spouses matter

Children of intermarriage less likely to identify as Jews, engage in Jewish activities; only 15% of non-Orthodox US Jews have Jewish spouse.JTA, 6/21/2017, 7:11 AM

Is there a future for non-Orthodox American Jewry?

New study shows American Jews marrying later or not at all, having fewer children, and intermarrying at a high rate.David Rosenberg, 6/9/2017, 2:59 PM

Woman rescued from Arab husband: The suffering was indescribable

29-year old Israel woman converted to Islam after meeting her husband. But life in his village soon became a nightmare.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/3/2017, 8:10 AM

Conservative synagogues vote to allow non-Jews as members

Umbrella organization for Conservative movement passes resolution allowing synagogues to invite non-Jews to become members.JTA, 3/6/2017, 7:24 AM

'When you're dating an Arab man, you're not really yourself'

Women share their experiences after being rescued from Arab villages.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/28/2017, 12:56 PM

Poll: 93% of Israeli Jews oppose intermarriage with Muslims

Poll finds overwhelming majority of Israeli Jews want their children to marry other Jews.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/19/2017, 9:06 PM

Conservative Movement to allow membership to non-Jews?

March vote to determine whether Conservative congregations will be able to extend membership to non-Jews.Ben Sales and A7 Staff, 1/29/2017, 4:33 PM

Rabbi booted from Conservative body for holding intermarriages

Conservative Rabbi Seymour Rosenbloom has been expelled for performing interfaith weddings.JTA, 12/20/2016, 3:11 PM

Poll: Israelis worry about intermarriage

New poll shows 70% of Israelis concerned about Diaspora Jews' intermarriage rates.Yoni Kempinski, 12/18/2016, 11:23 AM

Judaism 'fan club' gaining new members

Interfaith Conference: Reform, Conservative congregations increasingly welcome intermarried into the Jewish community.Hillel Fendel, 11/10/2016, 6:49 PM

'Rabbis performing marriages with non-Jews - for money'

Report reveals Orthodox rabbis performing fictitious marriages in Israel between Jews and non-Jews.David Rosenberg, 9/15/2016, 10:24 PM

New Jersey woman loses inheritance for marrying a Jew

A woman who alleged her father disinherited her for marrying a Jewish man lost her appeal in a New Jersey court.JTA, 8/17/2016, 2:36 PM

More than one in four UK Jews now intermarried

New report offers good and bad effects, but notes strong drop in Jewish ties accompanies non-Jewish partners.Matt Wanderman, 7/7/2016, 8:25 AM

Guard arrested after contacting anti-assimilation group

Female security guard arrested and released to house arrest on suspicion she contacted anti-assimilation group Lehava.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/7/2016, 9:55 PM

Israeli expats more likely to intermarry than diaspora Jews

Generations of Israel report states that Israeli expats living abroad are less connected to Jewish culture and more likely to intermarry.Yoni Kempinski, 1/17/2016, 10:46 AM

93% of Reconstructionist rabbis remain in movement

This, despite a new Reconstructionist policy allowing inter-married rabbis.Hillel Fendel, 1/15/2016, 1:46 AM

Yad L'Achim to PM: Do Something About Assimilation Now

The Yad L'achim organization called on Prime Minister Netanyahu to do something about the rise in assimilation.Moshe Cohen, 7/5/2015, 8:54 PM

Rescued from Arab Villages: Six Weddings and a Brit

Only recently rescued from abusive relationships while trapped in Arab villages, 7 Jewish women finally find true happiness.Hillel Fendel, 1/20/2015, 4:03 PM

Young US Jews are Sticking with the Democrats

What will it take for the Republicans to gain the trust and support of the Jewish voters? It seems that it requires more than the Republicans and Jewish community leaders are willing to do.Dr. Harold Goldmeier, 12/15/2014, 10:21 AM

Stalin and Lenin Tried and Failed, So Will the Arabs

Stalin and Lenin could not stamp out the Jewish People – neither will the Palestinians Ronn Torossian, 11/13/2014, 12:07 AM

All the RAJE: How to Reduce Inter-Marriage in U.S. to 6%

Study finds 94% of unaffiliated Russian American Jews who took part in programming married co-religionists – and the program is growing.Hillel Fendel, 11/10/2014, 1:47 PM

Rabbi Stav: 'Antagonism is not the Way to Combat Intermarriage'

Prominent religious-Zionist rabbi says that while intermarriage is a problem, protests outside mixed-marriage ceremony are wrong.Ido Ben-Porat and Ari Soffer, 8/18/2014, 3:00 PM

Rabbi Druckman: Intermarriage is a Catastrophe

Leading religious-Zionist rabbi says despite pain, there must be no violence at the mixed Jewish-Arab wedding.Haim Lev, Gil Ronen, 8/17/2014, 9:42 PM

Fmr. Chief Rabbi 'We Learned Nothing From the Holocaust'

Rabbi Yisrael Lau, child survivor turned Israeli chief rabbi, says all Jews are 'survivors', laments Jewish youth going to live in Berlin.Ari Yashar, 4/28/2014, 3:57 PM

Minister Tells Rabbis 'Leave Europe Or Disappear'

Ben-Dahan tells European rabbis at conference intermarriage in Israel under a thousandth, in Europe figure is 80%.Yoni Kempinski, Ari Yashar, 3/28/2014, 10:20 AM

Ben-Dahan: Yair Netanyahu Scandal 'Inappropriate'

Deputy Religious Affairs Minister Eli Ben-Dahan slams the media for focusing on affair, declares Leikanger should convert.Tova Dvorin, 1/31/2014, 2:02 PM

Rabbi Yisrael Rosen Offended by Shas Ad: Spot is Entirely False

Ad "not only sullies the reputations of conversion judges," but also attacks the chief rabbi, "who has final authority on conversions."Annie Lubin, 1/11/2013, 12:16 AM

Head of Anti-Assimilation Group Appeals to Zuckerberg

Benzi Gopstein, head of the Lehava Organization, sends a letter to Mark Zuckerberg over his marriage to a non-Jew. Elad Benari, 5/25/2012, 4:15 AM

Expert Concerned Over Zuckerberg's Intermarriage

Dr. Aliza Lavie of Bar Ilan University says that Mark Zuckerberg's marrying his non-Jewish girlfriend should be worrisome to all Jews.Elad Benari, 5/21/2012, 1:10 AM

Missing Jewish Teen Located in Arab Village

15-year-old Nofar Ben Hamou from Lod met an Arab man, decided to marry him, and ran away from home. She was located on Sunday.Elad Benari, 2/6/2012, 12:03 AM

Intermarriage Among European Jews Raises Alarm

European Centre for Jewish Students concerned over new study which finds a 17% increase in intermarriage among European students.Elad Benari, 12/30/2011, 11:40 AM

'Jaffa Intermarriage Due to Mixed Arab and Jewish Schools'

Rabbi Yuval Alpert of Jaffa: "Almost every building in the city has intermarried couples, no Arab-Jewish friction exists."Elad Benari, 4/7/2011, 9:36 AM

"Female Reform Rabbis": Socialize With Arabs, But Don't Date

Female Reform leaders criticize Orthodox Rabbi's wives call to Jewish women to avoid socializing with Arab men, but do oppose dating. Maayana Miskin, 1/2/2011, 6:06 PM

20 Rabbis' Wives: Girls, Don't Date Arabs

Arabs flooding city, harassing women and going out with minors, Ashkelon councilman says. Gil Ronen, 12/30/2010, 6:21 PM