Responding to Intermarriage: Survey, Analysis and Policy

By Steven Bayme

American Jewish Committee (AJC), 2001

The data reported here are from the 2000 Annual Survey of American Jewish Opinion, detailing the views of American Jews about a broad range of subjects. Among the key findings that emerge from data on intermarriage are the following: The Jewish taboo on mixed marriage has clearly collapsed; Given the reality of widespread intermarriage, there is an urgent desire to have rabbis officiate at marriages between a Jew and a gentile; There is a remarkable degree of openness to the involvement of gentile clergymen in mixed-married wedding ceremonies; Only the Orthodox, among the various groupings of American Jews, maintain by a large majority strong opposition to mixed marriage.

Topic: Intermarriage, Policy, Data, Marriage, Public Opinion, Religious Denominations

Page Number(s): 1-9

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Genre: Report

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bayme, Steven. Responding to Intermarriage: Survey, Analysis and Policy. American Jewish Committee (AJC). 2001: 1-9. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=13693


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