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Rosh Hashanah High Holidays stand alone on the calendar for interfaith families, but still pose challenges

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Posted: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 8:39 am

For many Jews, the High Holiday period is a time of deep observance and self-reflection, but for an increasingly large share of American Jewry, the holidays also bring a new set of challenges that go to the very core of one’s faith.

According to the Pew Research Center’s October 2013 “A Portrait of Jewish Americans” survey, 58 percent of Jews marry outside the faith, up from 46 percent in 1990 and 17 percent before 1970.

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