Recently I gave a presentation at a JCC, the marketing of which included the statement, “Intermarriage is good, period.” One of the newly intermarried couples in attendance came up to me afterwards to confide the difficulty of their situation. One half of the couple was not Jewish, while the other half hailed from a disapproving modern-Orthodox family. The event at the JCC was the first offering they’d seen from the Jewish community that presented intermarriage as positive. And my first thought was, “Still?”
Many Dutch Muslims were insulted that Muslim women were being depicting loving someone outside their community.
The real issue at hand is that the policing of Jewish observance by Jews against other Jews is disastrous regardless of who’s doing it.
“They are seeing that it doesn’t pay to castigate intermarrieds as traitors.”