Intermarriage Among Jews in Canada Shows Steady Rise, Jewish Survey Establishes
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Intermarriage Among Jews in Canada Shows Steady Rise, Jewish Survey Establishes

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Intermarriage among Jews in Canada has shown a steady rise in the last 25 years, it is indicated in statistics released here by the Research Department of the Canadian Jewish Congress. The statistics were compiled by the bureau in survey covering the period of 1926-48.

The number of intermarriages among Jewish women was highest in 1946 when it totalled 96. The term “intermarriage” was used to describe all marriages in which one of the parties claims to be of the Jewish religion, while the other party claims to belong to any non-Jewish religion, bureau officials noted.

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