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Selected Sources for Additional Reading on Judaism Part XI: Intermarriage [Last Change: $Date: 1995/10/19 15:20:51 $ $Revision: 1.2 $] [Last Post: Thu Feb 19 11:07:05 US/Pacific 2004] This list provides a collection of sources on the subject of intermarriage for the readers of soc.culture.jewish. This list is not attempting to present a position either for or against intermarriage; that is up to the individual to decide in consultation with their Rabbi. This list does attempt to include books from all sides of the spectrum, so that educated consideration can be given to the subject. Intermarriage is a serious concern in the Jewish community. According to the 1991 issue of Newsweek, 52% of men and women who have married since 1985 took gentiles as spouses (in 1964, the number was 9%). Furthermore, 3 of every 4 children of intermarriages are being raised either as Christians (41%) or with no religion at all (31%). The issue stated that 60% of Reform Jews, 50% of Conservative Jews, and 25% of Orthodox Jews are intermarried, and at many Reform Shabbat services a third or more of the participants are unconverted spouses. Now these numbers may have inaccuracies, but the concern and trends remain the same regardless of the exact value of the numbers. Where Can I Get The Books Many of these books are available through general bookstores or Judaica bookstores. A list of links to these may be found in the sources section of the General Reading List (if you are reading this at www.scjfaq.org, you can simply click on the "Sources" button in the header navigation bar). [Amazon Associate] The S.C.J Reading List has established an affiliate relationship with Amazon.Com. (http://www.amazon.com/). Now you can complete your library and support the continued development of the Reading Lists at the same time, for many books on the reading list are available through Amazon. For those reading this at www.scjfaq.org/rl/int-intro.html, you can click the link to the left to browse Amazon's selections. Alternatively, if you enter Amazon using the URL http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/redirect-home?tag=socculturejewi sh, the reading lists will get credit for your entry. Additionally, when you see the Amazon graphic [If you were at www.scjfaq.org, the graphic would be here] (or "[Buy at Amazon: http:...]") on an entry in the reading list, this indicates that the specific book is available for purchase at Amazon. Click on the graphic/link to go to Amazon and purchase the book. Reproduction of this posting for commercial use is subject to restriction. See Part 1 (general) for more details.