Rabbi says Inter-racial marriage is like "second Holocaust" in America

Rabbi says Inter-racial marriage is like "second Holocaust" in America
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Israel’s minister of education said in a cabinet meeting this month that the rate of marriage between US Jewish and non-Jewish is like a “second Holocaust.”



Rafi Peretz made the statement in the July 1 cabinet meeting that was attended by Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Axios reported.

Peretz was responding to a discussion by officials in the meeting about the growing rate of marriage between Jewish and non-Jewish around the world, especially in the United States.

He said that because of the rate of mixed marriages, Jewish people have “lost 6 million people,” which is “like a second Holocaust,”.


Netanyahu closed the meeting by saying he was most concerned about US Jews straying from Jewish traditions, which he said is hard to reverse.

Peretz, an Orthodox rabbi, is the leader of an alliance of right-wing parties in Israel, which Netanyahu helped form.

 

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  • This commment is unpublished.
    Paul Lambert · 2 months ago
    Actually, I want to be fair, Hal. Did you write that headline yourself, or is it part of another article? I wonder if it borders on slander, whoever wrote it.
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    Paul Lambert · 2 months ago
    This is NOT a question of race, and Hal, you usually are better than this when it comes to precision.

    A mixed marriage in this context is about Jewish people marrying people who are not halachically Jewish, and Jewish religious tradition frowns upon such marriages. However, a black Jew can marry a white Jew or a Chinese Jew or an Eskimo Jew (to whatever extent they exist). A Jew can even marry a convert to Judaism of any race or ethnic origin.

    The reason is not one of racial purity, but rather of upholding Jewish moral and religious philosophy over the generations. Two observant Jewish parents will likely raise their children to be observant, who in turn eventually marry other observant Jews, who then raise their children to be observant Jews etc...

    While describing intermarriage as "holocaust" is rather hyperbolic, even for my taste, it is not a completely inapt description of what is happening in America, especially with the phenomenon known (grammatically incorrectly) as "Reform Judaism", which is very lax on Jewish law generally, and in particularly is open to Jews marrying non-Jews. What we find is that children of such marriages do not raise their children to be Jewish and that over a few generations, Jewish observance disappears entirely. It is seldom to find a "Reform Jew" whose great-grandparents were Reform Jews and the whole family has remained in that tradition. This is the concern of Peretz, Netanyahu and the national-religious camp within Judaism. Nothing more.

    Amazing really. During the period of classical anti-Semitism (1879-1945), the Jews were blamed for being shameless race-mixers! It is positively Orwellian.
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    Copperhead · 2 months ago
    Diversity for thee but not for me.
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    Frank Anast · 2 months ago
    If there is any question about what Orthodox Jews think of Christians this is it. They call us "goy", which means cattle. They are VERY prejudiced and have loyalty to NO country other than Israel.
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      Paul Lambert · 2 months ago
      Is that true of Catholics as well, Frank?
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      William Bermudez · 2 months ago
      Goy is actually the Jewish word for nation (גּוֹי). The Jewish word for cattle is "bakar" (בָּקָר).
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        Paul Lambert · 2 months ago
        YES!!! Thank you! Someone else who actually looked it up. Even the Jews are a "goy", nation. It is akin to the Japanese concept of "jin".
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    Grim · 2 months ago
    Considering that elitist Jews believe *goyim* to be nothing more than animals, I can see how the thought of their kind marrying them would be a horrifying concept.