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URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/rob_eshman/article/monsters_20001124

Ten years ago, intermarriage rose up as one of the great bogeymen of Jewish communal life. The National Jewish Population Survey, released in 1990, reported that some 52 percent of Jews marry outside their faith. You could hear the rending of garments from Maine to San Diego, as rabbis and Jewish leaders bemoaned American Judaism's imminent collapse. Intermarriage equals demise, we were told. Jewish communities formed committees - task forces, even - and programs on Jewish continuity multiplied like legal briefs in Tallahassee.

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