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Pew study finds a vibrant Jewish community

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/cover_story/article/pew_study_finds_a_vibrant_jewish_community

Over the past week, I have seen a flurry of writing about Pew Research Center’s study on American Jews. Several scholars and communal leaders have taken an alarmist stance toward the findings, calling the increasing rate of intermarriage “devastating” and describing non-Orthodox Jews as “demographically challenged.” As an adviser to the Pew study and researcher of American Jewish communities, I would like to offer a more optimistic analysis.

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