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.”
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. . .
Last year’s survey of American Jews brought dire news—rising intermarriage, falling birthrates, dwindling congregations. Our reanalysis confirms the message, and complicates it.