Intermarriage in New York City

Intermarriage in New York City

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ...to be hindered by any race theories,21 so long as the social differences between Christians and Jews are wiped out and the path to intermarriage made smooth."22 In the face of this rapid process of disintegration it is not surprising that strong counter-currents against complete amalgamation should have been created within the Jewish group as such. Apart from the argument of inexpediency or impracticability of mixed marriages23 (growing out of the incompatibility of traditional and cultural backgrounds in the family life) the more fundamental objection raised by many modern spokesmen of the Jewish people is that assimilation is a This means an increase in the proportion of intermarriage of 283.8% for the men and of 250.9% for the women. What the causes of this unusual increase have been is difficult to conjecture. (For tables from which the figures above have been compiled see Statistisches Jahrbuch fur das Deutsche Reich, 1913, p. 23, Table 5, and 1918, p. 7, Table 5.) 20 Ruppin, op. cit., p. 170 and p. 171. 21 Such as Dijhring's notion that Jewish blood destroys the pure Aryan race and that there is a physiological antipathy between the Semite and the Aryan. Eugene Duhring, Die Judenfrage als Frage der Rassensch'ddlichkeit. Also Eduard von Hartmann, Das Judenthum in Gegenwart and Zukunft, pp. 6-8. It is noteworthy that among the Jewish people arguments against intermarriage rarely, if ever, are of the biological variety. With them the problem has been and is still primarily one of the integrity of Jewish home life, and therefore of the social solidarity of the Jewish people. 22 Ruppin, op. cit. p. 170 and p. 171. 23 Fishberg's conclusion is: "Mixed marriages are thus three to four times more likely to be dissolved than pure...show more

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  • 9781236624703