In the Talmud, interfaith marriage is completely prohibited, although the definition of interfaith is not so simply expressed.The Biblical position on exogamous marriage is somewhat ambiguous; that is, except in relation to intermarriage with a Canaanite, which the majority of the Israelite patriarchs are depicted as criticising.It is clearly evident that God purposely made the different races. Pure arrogance in the face and to the plan of God." An alternate interpretation of the Bible concludes that God loves human variety.If the stories in Genesis are literally true, he created the human race with great diversity: two sexes, many races, three sexual orientations, a range of heights and body styles, hundreds of languages, etc. 1899) which documents an event in Ukraine that the artist read about: a Jewish woman was attacked by members of her community for falling in love with a Christian convert.
It would be nice if we lived in a world in which all formally identical acts of discrimination carried the same social weight. After 400 years of slavery, say, or the Holocaust, it is more reprehensible to get upset if your child marries a black or Jewish person (barring a legitimate religious objection) than it is for black and Jewish parents to frown upon their children marrying outside their respective groups, if that's the only reason the parents object. Jews have been known to mutter behind the backs even of converts.Many use verses and phrases from the Hebrew and Christian scriptures (Old and New Testaments) to justify their ban on interracial marriage.In contrast, most theologians have given these same passages a non-racial interpretation.Tribalism, by contrast, looks inward with worried concern.The primary concern of Jews, as with other ethnic minorities, is maintaining the survival of their own group, not keeping out others.