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  • Leading Jewish demographer disputes study of N.Y. Jews

    July 25, 2012 | 10:12 am

    Len Saxe, a leading Jewish demographer, said a widely cited survey on New York Jewry overestimated the number of Orthodox Jews in the city and its environs.

    Saxe, a demographer at Brandeis University, told The New York Jewish Week that the data on the Orthodox in The Jewish...

  • Will your great-grandchildren be Jewish?

    By Pini Herman

    June 27, 2012 | 2:39 pm

    The just-released Jewish Community Study of New York: 2011 clearly shows that the Jewish population decline in New York has been stemmed by large numbers of babies born to Orthodox families in America.

    The heroic fertility and educational efforts of Orthodox Jews — sometimes to...

  • Fewer in the Pews: Implications for American Liberalism

    By Steven Windmueller

    March 18, 2012 | 7:07 pm

    Two leading political scientists, Robert Putnam and David Campbell, have recently released their findings related to the connection between religious affiliation and voting patterns. Their study released this month in Foreign Affairs magazine suggests that “church attendance has...

  • Marriage, family pressure and Jewish geography

    By Pini Herman

    March 14, 2012 | 6:04 pm

    What is the difference between a pit bull and a Jewish Mother? The pit bull eventually lets go.

    It’s an old joke, but one that speaks to the role of familial connections among Jews, which play a large role in how we consider the Jewish geography of weddings and marriage. Where...

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  • One Serious Problem Gone

    By  David A. Lehrer

    February 1, 2012 | 4:41 pm

    Over the past few days, the press reported a welcomed reminder of how America has been transforming itself over recent decades. Not in the depressing trajectory that is often the subject of the blather of 24/7 news outlets and their self-proclaimed “pundits.” Rather, by virtue of...

  • The new face of Russian Jewry

    By Lea Silverman

    May 27, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    When Tatyana Sharfman applied to immigrate to the United States, she was not yet sure that she wanted to leave her native country of Russia. Her aunt, who had left Russia in 1992 and now lives in the San Fernando Valley, was determined to bring over the rest of the family, and so...

  • Bad News: Things Are Fine

    December 30, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    A new study of national Jewish population trends was completed recently at the University of Miami, by one of the nation's leading experts in Jewish demography, and it's a bombshell. Once you've seen it, you can't look at the Jewish future the same way.

    Simply put, the study shows...

  • Coming to Our Census

    By Ruth Stroud

    July 2, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    Eli Broad (left) is the primary moving force behind thefinancing of the downtown Disney Concert Hall designed by architectFrank Gehry, lining up corporations to drop megabucks into theproject..

    For most of this century, Los Angeles has been a city of twoelites -- one predominately...