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Saddened By Pew Survey

Saddened By Pew Survey

I found myself saddened, demoralized and deeply concerned when reading the
 results of the Pew survey (“Fast-Growing Jewish ‘Nones’ Seen Reshaping Community,” Oct. 4).

In one decade, the number of unaffiliated Jews 
tripled, the intermarriage rate has vastly increased and the signs of all
 the other data bode ill for the future of American Jewry. At this rate, what will the
 results look like in 20 years?
The only way to ensure our Jewish future is to learn from the past. The
 only way to ensure that we are not a declining entity is through ensuring
 that our children are brought up with the proper Jewish education which 
should be nurtured further at the home. There is simply no substitute for 
this. Brought up with proper values and knowledge from a young age is our
 biggest defense against assimilation, intermarriage and loss of Jewish 
It is up to all of us as parents and responsible adults to ensure that what
 Hitler did not succeed in destroying through a physical holocaust will not
be lost in a decade as a result of a spiritual holocaust.

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