So while the actual God may be different, the role of that God may provide a similar structure for both Jews and Catholics, says Crohn.
“I would be interested how to see how many Jews who intermarry with Catholics attend synagogue,” says Crohn.
The principle is essentially a general one, and the deuteronomic explanation doesn't clarify why it singles out the Canaanites in particular; one of the Talmudic writers took it to forbid all intermarriage with non-Jewish nations.
For example, the Ezra ban on intermarriage was different in that it was 1) Universal in scope, and 2) had the rationale that intermarriage was the profanation of the holy seed of Israel.
A white person was not allowed to date a black person. It didn't matter whether both were Baptists or one was Bahai and one was Hindu. To be fair to Weiss, while Judaism may be a religion, it's also an ethnicity, though such a broadly defined one that the notion of a "Jewish people" is more of a myth than a reality--after 2,000 years of Diaspora there are Indian Jews, Chinese Jews, and Ethiopian Jews.
(One thing Judaism clearly isn't is a race.) Some Jews oppose intermarriage more out of a sense of tribal loyalty than out of love for their religion.
) posted to relate relevant data about attitudes of various groups toward interracial marriage according to the General Social Survey.
(Here’s the first of the many times reading this that I kicked myself.