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Intermarriage ban has become a curse

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Published: 2 January 2016

Last updated: 4 March 2024

The Jewish ban on Intermarriage has become a curse – Gershom Schocken – Haaretz 01.01.16
Intermarriage is a sensitive subject for Jews and Arabs living in Israel. Haaretz republished this article by Gershom Schocken, its Chief Editor from 1939-1990, in light of the Education Ministry's decision to ban a book about an Arab-Jewish love affair. ‘Ever since the state was founded, the religious establishment has undergone a process of radicalisation, as it attempts to impose on the sovereign Jewish nation those prohibitions and bans that applied when they existed solely as an ethno-religious group.’

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