Seeking a Third Way to Respond to the Challenge of Intermarriage

By Steven M. Cohen

Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR), 2008

The key challenge by which history will judge contemporary Jews, the author contends, revolves around how we will respond to the impact of intermarriage upon our individual and collective Jewish futures. The author outlines the scope and depth of the problem, particularly for non-Orthodox Jews, and within that category, particularly for Reform Jews. He discusses the two standard solution models: educating the non-married and welcoming the intermarried. Although the two approaches may seem contradictory, the author advocates a synthesis of both.

Topic: Reform Judaism, Continuity, Intermarriage, Orthodox Judaism, Jewish Continuity

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Genre: Speech

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Cohen, Steven M. Seeking a Third Way to Respond to the Challenge of Intermarriage. Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR). 2008: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=642


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