Just like any other ethnicity or religion, some are gonna have a problem with it and some are not. (I know that this isn't the case in Orthodox Judaism, and I'm guessing that it's not (yet) the case in Conversative Judaism.
Certainly rates of Jewish intermarriage in North America are very high, exactly because the actual cultural difference between most Jews and most non-Jews here is small, and the past prejudices (BOTH ways) are losing their grip rapidly. I don't know if Reform Judaism has begun to move in this direction, but I wouldn't be surprised if it does in the foreseeable future.)Gotta be clear about terms here: "ethnic group" does not equal "race". In fact, in anthropological terms, Judiasm most resembles a "tribal" identity - it is an affiliation you can obtain by virtue of either being born to someone who has it (in most but not all cases, matrilinially, as you point out) or by adoption into the tribe (by conversion if an adult or by adoption if a kid) - but the individual has the choice of rejecting it (for example, by conversion to a religion incompatible with Judaism).
Their kids get to be Jewish no matter who they marry. FUh V4Aod Ixs A6AWell, in the interest of fighting ignorance, multiple studies have shown that Ethiopian Jews have no genealogical ties to the rest of the world's Jewish population and are most closely related to other Ethiopians. Studies on other diaspora Jewish populations of the world shows those populations to be more closely related to each other than to the host population. You can't say that people from Central Asia are not Asian.
It is not automatically true for Jewish men without some extra steps. I thought it was really interesting when I watched a documentary recently about Jewish people in Africa (Ethiopia) that claimed for thousands of years that they true descendants of Jewish people that fled from the middle-east and are possibly a legitimate lost tribe of Israel. I understand there's a considerable community of them in the New York City area. I used to have a recording, and they've played at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival. There's a Jewish community in India, too (and one in China, though that was mostly immigrant).
In more recent times, rates of intermarriage have increased generally; for example, the US National Jewish Population Survey 2000-01 reports that, in the United States of America between 19, nearly half (47%) of Jews who had married during that time period had married non-Jewish partners. ..not always true (or, rather, it's not true that ethnic Jew = only white people), not only in a global context, but also in the U. Jewish women may not like this phenomenon, but I haven't heard them expressing much anger about it.
S., as can be attested to by the many JOCS (Jews of color--black, Asian, Hispanic, etc.), some of whom I know personally, who were "born"* Jewish (and not all--actually, not a whole lot--have at least one white, Jewish parent). The people I DO hear fuming about white males marrying Asian women are Asian males.
Just off the top of my head, there are some prominent examples of Jewish men with Asian wives or girlfriends: there's Mark Zuckerberg who recently married his Asian girlfriend. Are Jewish women having problems finding Jewish husbands?
There is a limited supply of eligible Jewish men in many areas.
She asks me if I'm gay, and she admits to being a little crestfallen when I tell her that I am. Being Jewish is part religion and part ethic group and many, even the more worldly ones, prefer to marry their own to keep the group identity intact.There is still pressure in many Jewish families for their younger members to only date and marry other Jews.They're the ones who feel as if they're being left behind.
They probably wouldn't mind Asian womens dating/marrying white guys if white women were equally willing to date/marry Asian men. Gotta be clear about terms here: "ethnic group" does not equal "race". In fact, in anthropological terms, Judiasm most resembles a "tribal" identity - it is an affiliation you can obtain by virtue of either being born to someone who has it (in most but not all cases, matrilinially, as you point out) or by adoption into the tribe (by conversion if an adult or by adoption if a kid) - but the individual has the choice of rejecting it (for example, by conversion to a religion incompatible with Judaism). You can be a member of an ethnic group even if you're not genetically related to the other members of the ethnic group.I can see how competition from another group would be looked down upon in such circumstances.