DWS: Jews Marrying Non-Jews a 'Problem' (But, 'I Don't Oppose' It)

danjoseph | February 3, 2015
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Democratic Party Chairwoman, Debbie Wasserman Schultz made a comment that raised some eyebrows at an event last month when she seemed to criticize Jewish intermarriage, or Jews, marrying outside of their religion. 

“We have the problem of assimilation. We have the problem of intermarriage,"  said Schultz “We have the problem that too many generations of Jews don’t realize the importance of our institutions strengthening our community – particularly with the rise of anti-Semitism and global intolerance, which obviously we saw in horrific technicolor in just the last week in Paris.”

After the comment was discovered and reported on by the Daily Caller, Schultz did her best to walk back the statement.

“At an annual Jewish community event in my congressional district, I spoke about my personal connection to Judaism and in a larger context about the loss of Jewish identity and the importance of connecting younger generations to the institutions and values that make up our community. I do not oppose intermarriage; in fact, members of my family, including my husband, are a product of it."

So is it a problem or not, Debbie?  

Besides, aren't Americans now expected to shun interpretations of Marriage based on religious considerations?  


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