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February 5, 2015 11:18 am

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz Retracts Comment on ‘Problem of Intermarriage’

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Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) retracted a comment she made about the "problem of intermarriage" in the Jewish community. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

JNS.org – The head of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), retracted recent comments she made on “the problem of intermarriage” in the Jewish community.

The Shark Tank blog first reported Wasserman Schultz, who is Jewish, had said at a Jewish Federation event, “We have the problem of assimilation. We have the problem of intermarriage. We have the problem that too many generations of Jews don’t realize the importance of our institutions strengthening our community—particularly with the rise of anti-Semitism and global intolerance.”

This week, Wasserman Schultz backtracked, releasing a statement through the DNC that she does “not oppose intermarriage.”

“At an annual Jewish community event in my congressional district, I spoke about my personal connection to Judaism and in a larger context about the loss of Jewish identity and the importance of connecting younger generations to the institutions and values that make up our community. I do not oppose intermarriage; in fact, members of my family, including my husband, are a product of it,” Wasserman Schultz said, NBC News reported.

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  • victoria brandeis

    DEBBIE IS A FOOL……A SOCIAL JUNKIE….AND, INTERMARRAGE

    IS SINFUL…PERIOD AND WITHOUT QUESTION…….THEN THOSE WHO

    ARE IN THE SOUP OF THIS ISSUE ARE PERHAPS THE FIRST TO CRY

    DEMAND FUNERAL RIGHTS AND INCLUSION IN CEMETARIES ,,

    AND MUCH MORE.

    AS WELL…..ARE NOT INCLUED IN THE BOOK OF BEING JEWISH AND

    CREATING HATRED BETWEEN THEIR CHILDREN WHO OF COURSE

    WILL NEVER BE PART OF OUR SOCIETY NO MATTER WHAT THEY DO.

    THE SOCIETY OF FRUM…….NOT IN MY HOME.

    HALF OF MY FAMILY DISAPPEARED……AND , THEY ARE NOT

    WELCOME IN MY HOME…….OR IN MY CIRCLE..

    I WATCH MY GRAND KIDS……..MONKEY DOES MONKEY DO……GET IT

    SO DEBBIE WASSERMAN AND OTHERS………AMERICA IS TRULY ONE

    STUPID PILE OF JUNK

    • Anton Berg

      Wow. you’re a hate filled racist. How do you sleep at
      night?

  • DocReality

    Her name has become a political punch-line.

  • DACON9

    YOU CHOSE POLITICS AND MAN OVER ‘G-D.

    and you also may be subject to the whims of man
    and maybe not under the divine protection
    HASHEM GIVES TO HIS FIRST BORN.

    Its a pity, you had your chance
    to reserve your lofty spot in heaven

    BUT YOU CAN REPENT

  • judorebbe

    What a shame she retracted her comment on intermarriage!
    After making a career as a shameless “hack” (aka pathological liar) for Team Obama (aka Team Pinocchio), she finally told the truth … for once. And then she retracted it. What a shame!

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