92,000 Intermarried Families in Israel
By Eliezer Rauchberger
Ninety-two thousand intermarried families currently live in Israel, according to findings presented before the Knesset Committee on the Status of Women, which discussed on Tuesday ways to prevent assimilation.
"We must confront the fact that the State has not made education a priority, which is the only thing that can prevent Jewish women from tying their lives to non-Jews," said Committee Chairwoman MK Tzipi Hotovely (Likud). "We need study programs for high school girls that would deal with Jewish identity. The fact that girls come to the point of assimilation demonstrates that the education system isn't functioning properly," she added.