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Assimilation Rife in Denmark

Assimilation is rife among Denmark’s small Jewish community out of which less than 5 percent is Orthodox and three out of four marriages are mixed.

A Jewish Agency report made public today reveals that 52 percent of Denmark’s Jews celebrate Christian holidays instead of Jewish ones and that 53 percent of the community believes that Orthodox Jews could create anti-Semitism.

Denmark’s Jewish community numbers 5500. Another 3500 Jews arrived from Poland during the last few years though only 1800 of these describe themselves as Jews.