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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