I know several of the other Orthodox parents whom Ruvie mentions that are dealing with children who have recently entered a mixed marriage.
This is not about blame and little could have been different since these were highly committed families.
As I have discussed before, most surveys are barometers of the moment without taking into account historical or longitudinal trends.
However, from my class lists from the 1990’s, I have a rough anecdotal sense that about 7-8% of my former students from committed day schools living in the center of Jewish life have intermarried.
The modern version of the rahit, known as the Sikh Rahit Maryada, was debated publicly for over a decade.
Sikh institutions as far and wide as Malaysia, the UK and the US were given an opportunity to comment on it before it was revised and adopted by the Sikhs during the colonial period.
I met this person at a dinner in support of a Hesder Yeshiva; we are talking about a committed family, highly affiliated and associated with a halakhic approach, who asks questions to Roshei Yeshiva.
But those who seek to promote their Sikh identity are only undermining their own cause if they choose such disrespectful methods of communication.From my observations and from the anecdotes in this post, the Modern Orthodox marrying out is done relatively equally by men and women.This post is not about cases with full Orthodox conversion.The Punjab often tops the list for this horrific crime, yet this practice breaches Sikh principles in a far more fundamental way than two people of different faiths choosing to marry each other.If young Sikh men were protesting against foeticide as passionately as they protest interfaith marriages, that really would be a marker of progress for the Sikh community.