Over 40% of Diaspora Jews Married to Non-Jews
By Eliezer Rauchberger
More than 40 percent of Diaspora Jews — 55% in the US — are married to non-Jews and assimilate, compared to 5% in Israel, according to a report submitted to the Knesset Immigrant Absorption Committee this week.
Reform and Conservative leaders rejected claims that they are to blame for the high assimilation rate.
The figures indicate that of the world's 13 million Jews, half assimilate and are lost to the Jewish people.