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Table 6: Marital Distribution of Female Labor (in percentages)

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Table 6: Marital Distribution of Female Labor (in percentages).
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Table 6: Marital Distribution of Female Labor (in percentages).

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Is intermarriage more likely to end in divorce?

The Washington Post Outlook section featured an interesting article this weekend on a surprising topic---whether or not marrying someone of the same religion is likely to make your marriage more successful. This is particularly relevant to Jews, who now find themselves with an intermarriage rate of almost 50%.

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Leonardo DiCaprio and Bar Refaeli, 2010

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Leo DiCaprio and Bar Refaeli at the Annual Cinema For Peace Gala in Berlin, 2010.
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Is Leo DiCaprio "bad for the Jews?"

Why have an American actor and Israeli model become hot topics for the Jewish press? Lehava, a Jewish organization created to prevent assimilation, recently sent a letter to Bar Refaeli, a prominent Israeli supermodel, not to marry DiCaprio because it would be bad for Judaism. Some excerpts from the letter:

Esther: Nice Jewish Girl, Married to a Goy?

This past weekend was Purim, and amidst the celebrating and partying one thing stood out in my mind that most people tend to ignore: the fact that the feminine hero of the story, Esther, is interma

Queen Esther’s Agunah Story

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What Queen Esther can teach us about intermarriage

“She was trying as hard as she could not to be beautiful. But she had a brightness on her, made stronger by the fact that she wanted to hide it; thinking if it was seen, somehow, it would make him choose her, and of course it did.” 

It takes a village -- or a court order

It's not always easy to raise children Jewish in America. Our holidays are no match for the big C, bacon is America's favorite food, and to top it off, your ex might baptize your children when you're not looking. That's what happened to Rebecca Reyes, a Jewish woman going through a divorce.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Marriage." (Viewed on May 29, 2016) <http://jwa.org/topics/marriage>.

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