Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Israeli officials marrying out

Ynet:

A growing number of officials serving in Israeli consular delegations abroad have married non-Jews over the last few years, a trend raising ethical and legal concerns in Israel and among Jewish communities abroad, an investigation by Israel’s leading newspaper Yedioth
Ahronoth revealed Wednesday.
At least 20 ambassadors, consul generals, and security officers are known to have married Christian women in the countries they serve in. One ambassador is known to have married a Muslim woman with whom he currently lives in Israel. The couple met in a country belonging to the former Soviet Union. The woman refused to convert to Judaism claiming she is an atheist.
The principal argument is that Israeli diplomats are supposed to strengthen the bond between Jewish communities abroad and the Jewish State....
posted by Yeshiva Orthodoxy
at 1:15 PM

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