oh my fuCKING GOD
This isn’t Haaretz’s opinion but still deeply offensive.
it is the opinion of samuel freedman, published by haaretz for the profit of haaretz. whatever their official editorial position on intermarried families is, they are perfectly happy to profit by bashing us, this is hardly the first such article published by haaretz.
Given the neverending handwringing from all sides about intermarriage, literally nobody in the establishment deserves the benefit of a doubt
FUCK YOU HAARETZ I WILL PUNCH YOU INTHE FACE
SAY ANY MORE SHIT ABOUT MY FAMILY I WILL SRND A PLAGUE
It’s… a review of a novel. The ISIS thing is definitely the reviewer’s own issues, but apparently the book is about the struggle of who and how to marry and how to raise children.
“Tell me something, Mr. Levy,” the rabbi says, “how many Jews do you know who are carrying our heritage forward? How many are equipped to teach our tradition to their children? … If you’ll pardon my rudeness, you can trace your genes back to Moses and Aaron, but can you carry our heritage from here to the bus stop?”
Such concerns animate, inform and infuse “Single Jewish Male.” They are the concerns of America, a country of such surpassing tolerance that it is perversely the greatest danger to the nation’s Jews. The postwar exit from the ghetto has allowed American Jews the exhilaration of making bonds across the lines of race, ethnicity and religion. This liberation has also seen the rate of interfaith marriage soar past 50 percent for the non-Orthodox, and Jews are overrepresented among the growing share of Americans (23 percent) known as “nones” for their professed lack of religious identity.
I can only imagine that the issues that engaged Pogrebin as the writer, and me as the reader, must seem petty indeed to our Israeli brethren amid the Obama-Netanyahu meltdown. Our problems must look luxurious to anyone with the Islamic State, Assad and Iran over the horizon. But I am grateful for a novel that trusts itself to plumb an American Jewish dilemma that, if not lethal, is corrosive and real.
still not ok
shit like this has completely severed me from learning my mothers and isolating me from Jewish and Chinese community I will fight anyone who thinks intermarriage is the demise of Jewish heritage. It’s not. It’s fucking not