The Latest News about American Jewry Is Bleak, and Efforts to Find Silver Linings Are Misguided

Jan. 12 2022

Last spring the Pew Research Center released results of a major study on the demography, religious observances, and opinions of American Jewry. Unlike Pew’s last such report, released in 2013, this one prompted relatively little discussion in Jewish media and among Jewish institutions and leaders. Jack Wertheimer, who analyzed the 2013 study for Mosaic, finds that what discussion there is reflects a Jewish community committed to sticking its head in the sand:

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What Palestinians Can Learn from Martin Luther King, Jr.

Jan. 24 2022

Last week, Americans celebrated the life and legacy of the great civil-rights leader Martin Luther King. The veteran Palestinian activist Bassam Eid, who has dedicated much of his career to criticizing Israeli policies in the West Bank and Gaza, reflects on what his own people can learn from this great man:

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