New York - Jews? Rabbis? Reform Movement Pushes For More Interfaith Couples
New York - A task force on intermarriage for the largest branch of American Judaism says the movement should create blessings marking major life events for interfaith couples.
The suggestion is one of many by Reform rabbis on making mixed-faith couples feel welcome.
The intermarriage rate for U.S. Jews has been above 40 percent since at least the 1990s.
The panel isn’t proposing a change in the movement’s policy on officiating at interfaith weddings. Reform Judaism formally opposes the practice but allows each rabbi to decide.
Instead, the panel is recommending creating blessings for weddings and other life events involving a non-Jewish spouse.
The report was released Monday at a California meeting of the Central Conference of American Rabbis.
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