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Her specializations are the North American Jewish community, US, Canadian & Israeli politics, Jewish history, religion and cultural issues. [Less] The Jewish community is always lamenting the high intermarriage rates especially in the United States and Canada destroying the continuity of the Jewish religion, but there are deeper reasons why the rate continues to get higher.
Enter the world of Jewish online dating for marriage, the last hope to find your Jewish soul mate, beshert or simply marry within the religion.
The various websites include those that allow the single to meet individually other eligible singles.
Intermarriage has increasingly become a problem in North America.
The most recent survey conducted by Pew Research Center’s Religion and Public Life Project published in the fall of 2013 determined that 44 percent of American Jewish choose to marry someone outside the faith.
The poll claimed the rates were higher for Jews who identified with the Reform or Reconstructionist movements, much less among Conservative Jews and almost non-existent in the Orthodox community.
In Canada, the community likes to believe the rate is lower than their American counterparts, but not really.
According to the Jewish Federations of Canada – UIA’s 2011 National Household Survey, “The intermarriage rate for couples under 30 years of age is 43 percent.