We are witnessing the mass abandonment of the twin pillars that supported Jewish communal life.
What’s new from Pew.
“They don’t need a rabbi for something that’s not Jewish.”
A grain of salt.
Seeing Ḥaredim and the “Jewish affinity” sector as sources of support.
Hopeful arguments to that effect have been proffered since the Pew survey two years ago. They’re wrong.
American Jews are growing closer to Israel.
In polls we trust.
Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, speaking at an event sponsored by the South Florida Jewish Federation, addressed the “problem” of intermarriage and assimilation. Her remarks were. . .
Are there any data capable of persuading our critics that something is seriously amiss with American Jewry?
Jewish life in America is actually flourishing, thanks in part to the energy of children of intermarriage.
Younger Jews have rejected the idea of ethnic solidarity, thus ensuring that the American Jewish future will look radically different from what has come before.
Last year’s survey of American Jews brought dire news—rising intermarriage, falling birthrates, dwindling congregations. Our reanalysis confirms the message, and complicates it.