Furthermore, the blessings that we received from G-d by accepting the Torah come with a high price: Jews have a greater responsibility than non-Jews.
I once received a message from a man who told me that many Jews do not like gentiles.
He knew this because his (Jewish) girlfriend's friends and parents disapproved of him.
Certainly, the statistics show that intermarried Jews are overwhelmingly less likely to be involved in Jewish activities: 85% of Jewish couples have or attend a Pesach seder, while only 41% of intermarried Jews do; 66% of Jewish couples fast on Yom Kippur while only 26% of intermarried Jews do; 59% of Jewish couples belong to a synagogue while only 15% of intermarried Jews do.
These statistics and more are sufficiently alarming to be a matter of great concern to the Jewish community.
Judaism maintains that the righteous of all nations have a place in the world to come.
This has been the majority rule since the days of the Talmud.
According to traditional Judaism, G-d gave Noah and his family seven commandments to observe when he saved them from the flood.
These commandments, referred to as the Noahic or Noahide commandments, are inferred from Genesis Ch.
The Torah states that the children of such marriages would be lost to Judaism (Deut.
7:3-4), and experience has shown the truth of this passage all too well.
And the rate of intermarriage has grown dramatically in recent years: according to the Jewish Databank, the rate of intermarriage has risen from 13% in 1970 to 47% since 1996, though the rate of intermarriage seems to have stopped increasing.