intermarriage in israel

An illustrative photo of a Jewish wedding in front of the Mediterranean Sea.

At least 85,000 Jewish intermarried couples in Israel

At least 2,460 couples with one Jewish spouse and one non-Jewish spouse registered their marriages in 2018, a 37% increase over 2011 numbers.

Letters

Letters to the Editor August 2, 2021: Sports reports

Readers of The Jerusalem Post have their say.

Diaspora youngsters enjoy a Birthright Israel trip to the Jewish state.

Most children of intermarriage are being raised Jewish

Most Jews who have married in the past decade have wed non-Jewish partners. But most current intermarried couples with children are raising those children Jewish.

By BEN SALES/JTA
14/05/2021
Jewish wedding

Is intermarriage really the demise of Jews in America?

What is not appreciated by those who view intermarriage as bringing about the demise of the Jewish people is that the US Jewish population has actually been steadily increasing.

By LEONARD SAXE
07/08/2019
Couples kiss during a mass wedding at coastal city of Larnaca

Win a free trip to Israel if you married a Jew you met online

The Jewish dating website, JWed, announced this week that it is raffling off a free trip to Israel to any couple who met through JWed or its predecessor site, Frumster.

Israel's Education minister Rafi Peretz

Rafi Peretz slammed for comparing intermarriage to 'second Holocaust'

Peretz’s comments “are a reflection of a flawed religious outlook and contempt for the Holocaust,” says Rabbi Avi Novis-Deutch, dean of Schechter Rabbinical Seminary.

wedding rings

Reversed ban allows Conservative rabbis to attend intermarriages

“Clergy of the Conservative/Masorti movement may officiate at weddings only if both parties are Jewish,” the law committee’s ruling read.

By BEN SALES/JTA
22/10/2018
News anchor Lucy Aharish [L] and Actor Tzahi Halevi [R]

Private lives, public debate: Tzachi Halevy and Lucy Aharish's marriage

Politicians who care about intermarriage should focus on a lot more than the choices of two individuals

13/10/2018
wedding rings

Controversy over celebrity marriage a stain on Israel

Israeli leaders lose the plot following the marriage between Jewish-Israeli actor Tzachi Halevi and Muslim-Israeli news anchor Lucy Aharish

By CHARLES BYBELEZER/THE MEDIA LINE
13/10/2018
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