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Today, the pair are one of only a few hundred Jewish-Arab married couples living in Israel and unions like theirs - though rare - are a source of deep anxiety for some Israelis who believe intermarriage could ultimately mean the end of the Jewish state.
“I didn’t tell my parents I was seeing a Jew, I just brought her over.
There were a hundred people at the house and eventually they noticed she was there,” he laughed.
The reaction of Varda’s progressive Dutch parents was more complicated.
The findings in Riley’s book, for which she commissioned a national study, raise the question of whether Jewish institutions interested in reducing interfaith marriages should be encouraging Jews to marry at a younger age.
They aren’t doing that now, according to Riley, and the American Jewish intermarriage rate is about 50 percent.