Tuesday, August 28, 2007

another little Orthodox paradox

Over the past generation, there has been wailing and gnashing of teeth from all Jewish quarters about rising intermarriage rates.

My rough sense (which may not be any other reader's rough sense) is that the wailing/gnashing quotient is higher the more frum you are.

The paradox here, it seems to me, is this: it could be argued that the more frum you are, the more confidence you should have that Moschiah will set things right in the end, and thus the less worried you should be about this little deviation.

Your thoughts?

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