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Intermarriage Among Jews in Soviet Union Reported Declining

A declining rate of intermarriage between Jews and non-Jews in the Soviet Union as a result of growing Jewish consciousness of younger Soviet Jews was reported here today by the New York Times on the basis of interviews with recent travelers to the USSR.

The Times noted that cases were reported of children born of mixed marriages who subsequently insisted on being classified as Jews on their passports. These were among numerous signs noted at the recent Moscow Youth Festival which point to a renaissance of interest in and identification with Judaism by younger Soviet Jews.

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