It is the continual rise in the number of Jews marrying gentiles that poses the biggest challenge facing the community. In 1990, there were estimated to be about 340,000 Jews in Britain, but the population has declined by a fifth to only 270,000 today. According to the 1996 Jewish Policy Review, nearly one in two are marrying people who do not share their faith.
Sunday, November 26, 2006
In the news...
From the Telegraph, a fascinating article (read it all) on the decline in Britain's Jewish population: