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  • Is Shavuot dead?

    By Rob Eshman

    May 20, 2015 | 10:40 am

    If you’re like most Jews, chances are you looked at the title of this piece and asked yourself one of two questions: either “Who cares?” or “Shavu-what?”

    Shavuot is the Jewish holiday that begins at sundown on May 23. Religiously speaking, it is one of the three major festival...

  • Sexy Birthright and the Pew

    By Zev Hurwitz

    May 20, 2015 | 10:22 am

    Pew Pew!

    Last week's Pew release gives us some insight into the most up-to-date status of American Jewry. It's not great, but it could be worse.

    We can summarize the latest findings and the subsequent community reaction on American religious affiliation with just a few...

  • Jews are America’s richest religious group, Muslims are the youngest, and other numbers from Pew.

    By Jared Sichel

    May 12, 2015 | 11:42 am

    The Pew Research Center released its “America’s Changing Religious Landscape” survey on Tuesday. The loudest numbers in there are the declining share of America’s Christians (in relative and absolute terms) and the growing share of its “nones” (people who are unaffiliated with any...

  • The Case for Judaism for Jews Who Don’t Care About Being Jewish

    By Tamara Shayne Kagel

    November 12, 2014 | 2:20 pm

    I was in high holiday services this year next to the same friend I always go to high holiday services with. We were with our families back at the temple we had both gone to elementary school at, repeating the yearly tradition.  When we go back every year and see our old principal...

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  • Valuing the Reform perspective in the Pew report

    By Rabbi Dan Moskovitz

    December 4, 2013 | 4:59 pm

    The historian Simon Rawidowicz wrote a famous essay in which he described Jews, with our constant fear of extinction, as the “ever-dying” people. He wrote the essay approximately 60 years ago. Does that make him wrong or prophetic?

    It seems that every few years, a major Jewish...

  • Can common sense save Judaism?

    By David Suissa

    October 9, 2013 | 1:34 pm

    It’s funny how the American Jewish community has a way of getting all breathless and excited when a new study comes out, as is happening right now with the new Pew survey.

    As if we needed all this sophisticated evidence to remind us that Judaism in America is in trouble, and that...

  • What Americans Really Think About Intervention in Syria

    By Shmuel Rosner

    April 30, 2013 | 9:12 am

    Take a look at the new PEW survey on Syria – it's quite interesting:

    By a 45% to 31% margin, more Americans favor than oppose the U.S. and its allies taking military action against Syria, if it is confirmed that Syria used chemical weapons against anti-government groups.

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