Fashionable Left-Wing Policies Are Endangering Jews

Between April 23 and April 25, Jordan Burnette vandalized synagogues in the Bronx seven separate times. While he was eventually found and arrested, he was promptly released from custody thanks to a 2019 New York City bail-reform law, which has made it extremely difficult for judges to keep suspects in jail prior to their trials. Jonathan Tobin provides some context:

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Is American Jewish Liberalism Dying?

June 30 2022

In the 1930s, a Republic Jewish judge, observing his coreligionists’ commitment to the Democratic party, quipped, in Yiddish, that Jews have three velt (worlds): di velt (this world), yene velt (the next world), and Roosevelt. Since then, Jewish devotion has attenuated somewhat, although Jews still overwhelming lean Democratic. Most American Jews, however, are unfamiliar with the terms “this world” or “the next world” in any language. Carefully examining a wealth of statistical data, Samuel J. Abrams and Jack Wertheimer argue that the sort of robust Jewish liberalism that characterized U.S. Jewry a few decades ago is in steep decline. Jews, they explain, are undergoing their own version of what political scientists call the “great sort,” whereby politics, religion, and place of residence increasingly align:

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More about: American Jewish History, American Jewry, Liberalism, U.S. Politics