Study: Kids of ex-pats in danger of assimilation, losing Jewish identity

The young generation of Jews born to Israeli expatriates is in danger of losing its Jewish and Israeli identity, a first-of-its kind study reveals. The Rapaport Center in Bar Ilan University found that children of Yordim, or Israelis who left the country to seek their fortune elsewhere, are undergoing a process of speedy assimilation, Israel Radio reported Saturday overnight. A quarter of young Israelis living in Europe are intermarrying and 60 percent of them do not belong to any Jewish community and do not participate in any Jewish activities.