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A number of interfaith marriage couples and families who wish to maintain their separate faith affiliations and identities have found a tolerant home within Unitarian Universalism, which claims a relatively high number of Jewish interfaith families as members.
Thus in modern times, interfaith marriages are often performed by independent interfaith officiants, or by civil officials.
Orthodox rabbis refuse to officiate at interfaith weddings, and also try to avoid assisting them in other ways.
Secular intermarriage is seen as a deliberate rejection of Judaism, and an intermarried person is effectively cut off from most of the Orthodox community, although some Chabad-Lubavitch and Modern Orthodox Jews do reach out to intermarried Jewish couples.
In modern times, many Jews reject intermarriage out of fear of Jewish assimilation.
Marriages between Jews and non-Jews were extremely rare until the Jewish Enlightenment, and emancipation, which swept through communities in the Jewish diaspora during the 19th and 20th centuries.