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  • Israel’s population grows slightly to 8.081 million

    September 3, 2013 | 7:18 am

    The population in Israel rose to 8.081 million — 148,000 more than on the eve of Rosh Hashanah a year ago.

    According to data released Monday by Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics, the population grew by 1.8 percent, with 75.1 percent of Israel’s population, or 6.066 million...

  • Poverty is not a disgrace, nor is it filthy.

    By Maya Paley

    May 3, 2013 | 12:56 pm

    I have this calendar of Yiddish sayings on my desk. I never really think about the sayings on the calendar. I just tear off each day’s page so that I feel like I’m making good use of this gift I got from my grandparents’ friends. But today I arrived at the office and quickly...

  • Need for genetic testing raised by new initiative GeneTestNow

    By Rebecca Steinberger

    March 13, 2013 | 7:53 am

    Significant advances in science enable us to no longer question what’s in our genes. This is especially important for Jews, who are far more likely to be carriers of certain genetic diseases than the general population. 

    Education and awareness about genetic screening have been...

  • Haredi Orthodox account for bulk of Jewish population growth in New York City

    January 22, 2013 | 9:33 am

    Most of the growth of the Jewish community of New York over the past decade took place in two neighborhoods of Brooklyn, according to new data from a survey first published last year.

    UJA-Federation of New York last week released more details from its 2012 demographic study to...

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  • Study: Jewish population is booming in Brooklyn neighborhoods

    January 18, 2013 | 9:43 am

    The Jewish population of greater New York City rose ten percent in the last decade, to 1.54 million, a study found.

    Two-thirds of that growth came from two haredi Orthodox neighborhoods, according to data released Friday by UJA-Federation of New York.

    The data is part of a...

  • Israel’s population rises to nearly 8 million

    September 12, 2012 | 4:27 pm

    Israel's population is nearing 8 million, up almost 100,000 from the end of 2011, according to data released on the eve of Rosh Hashanah.

    The Central Bureau of Statistics reported that the population of Israel stands at approximately 7,933,200; at the end of 2011 it was at 7.837...

  • West Bank settler population rises 4.5 percent to 350,000

    July 26, 2012 | 10:44 am

    More than 350,000 Jews are living in West Bank settlements, a 4.5 percent increase over last year, according to the Israeli government.

    Peace Now, which monitors settlement growth, claimed that the number is inflated.

    According to the Times of Israel, Israel’s Interior Ministry...

  • Who knows who L.A.'s Jews are?

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    July 25, 2012 | 11:33 am

    Susan Goldberg, rabbi of Temple Beth Israel of Highland Park and Eagle Rock, grew up in nearby Echo Park.

    “There were no Jewish families around when I was growing up,” Goldberg, 38, said. Now that these neighborhoods are being gentrified, and a young, creative crowd is moving...

  • Rumors of mass Israeli emigration are much exaggerated

    By Pini Herman

    April 25, 2012 | 4:23 pm

    Interviewing Israel’s President Shimon Peres in the April 4 issue of Time magazine, a correspondent quoted the often-cited number in suggesting that 1 million Israelis live outside their native country: “It’s not as if Jews are flocking there [to Israel]. What do these...

  • Chicago Jewish population sees 8 percent growth

    July 19, 2011 | 11:05 am

    The Chicago Jewish community grew by 8 percent over the past decade, or more than 21,000 people, according to a new demographic study.

    The study, which the Jewish United Fund and Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago commissions every 10 years, found that the number of Jews...

  • Amar: Non-Orthodox Jews taking over Israel

    August 12, 2010 | 11:44 am

    Israel’s Sephardic chief rabbi wrote that he is concerned that non-Orthodox Jews are taking over Israel.

    In a letter sent to Israeli rabbis to mark the beginning of the Jewish month of Elul, a time of spiritual preparation for the High Holidays, Rabbi Shlomo Amar said Jews must...

  • Boosting Jewish populations in Arab neighborhoods stokes tensions

    August 25, 2009 | 3:38 pm

    It is said that there has been a continuous Jewish presence in the Galilee village of Peki’in since the days of the Second Temple in Jerusalem.

    Always small, that Jewish presence dwindled in recent years to near zero. Then, this year, a group of about five religious Zionist Jews...

  • New study finds 1 million more Jews in U.S.

    By Jacob Berkman

    March 1, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    A new study gives fairly concrete evidence that the American Jewish population could be more than 1 million people larger than believed -- but if so, it means efforts to engage them may have been less successful than the community realized.

    The United Jewish Communities' (UJC)...

  • U.S. Jewish Population Rising; California and Israel Join in Tourism Pact

    December 14, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    U.S. Jewish Population Rising?

    The new American Jewish Yearbook reports that there are 6.4 million Jews in the United States. That's significantly more than the 5.2 million figure provided by the 2000-2001 National Jewish Population Study.

    The yearly survey, published by the...

  • France’s Dangerous Cocktail

    By Andre Glucksmann

    August 5, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    On July 18, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon festively proposed to "all the Jews of France" "to move to Israel immediately ... because in France today, one of the wildest forms of anti-Semitism is spreading."

    Sharon is wrong -- not in his concern about a real rise in anti-Semitism in...

  • L.A. Embarks on a Baltic Journey

    By Tom Tugend

    February 26, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    There is a country whose Jewish community involves nearly all its young people, elects its leaders by democratic vote on the basis of character rather than wealth and is not driven by political and religious divisions.

    The country is Lithuania, once a vibrant center for 250,000 Jews,...

  • Aging: A Jewish Community Issue

    By Molly Forrest

    January 29, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    When I first met Sarah, she was bent over her walker intently making her way through the gardens of the Los Angeles Jewish Home for the Aging (JHA). While her steps were merely a shuffle, her brown eyes were lively.

    I often walk through our Grancell Village and Eisenberg Village...

  • Immigration Plan Poses Challenges

    By Ira Mehlman

    January 22, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    President Bush's Jan. 7 proposal to dramatically expand immigration to the United States ignited a national debate about this highly emotional issue. While this is a critical policy that will profoundly affect all Americans, it is a policy that must be of particular concern to...

  • Settlements Plan Spotlights Dark Issues

    By Leonard Fein

    August 7, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    The conventional explanation for Israel's more controversial measures, including, in particular, the security fence under construction and the new marriage law passed by the Knesset, is that these are responses to the ongoing conflict. (The new marriage law cancels the automatic...

  • There’s More to Us

    By Rob Eshman

    June 5, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    All this week there's been some strange goings-on at the intersection of Us and Them.

    Pop diva Whitney Houston spent a few days in Israel among the black Hebrews. "It's home," she said about Israel. "It's a friendship I've never had with any other country."

    Meanwhile, Madonna donated...

  • Why Be Jewish?

    By Marisa N. Pickar

    January 2, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    The Los Angeles Times recently ran a story, "A Clouded View of U.S. Jews" (Oct. 9, 2002), which related the results of conflicting polls taken to determine Jewish population numbers in America. One study claimed numbers dipped slightly to 5.2 million, while a second poll claimed the...

  • The Ground Floor

    By Rob Eshman

    December 12, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    A lot of the problems and promise of Los Angeles Jewish life were on display last Tuesday evening in Bob and Marcia Gold's living room.

    The Golds live in a envy-inspiring home high upon a bluff in the Palos Verdes Peninsula. The greater Los Angeles Jewish community, all 4,000 square...

  • Jewish Survey Missing Data

    By Joe Berkofsky

    November 14, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Much-anticipated parts of the National Jewish Population Survey (NJPS) will not be released as expected next week because some of the data has been lost.

    The United Jewish Communities (UJC), which is funding the $6 million study, is canceling all events pertaining to the 2000-01...

  • Findings Reveal Demographic Shift

    By Joe Berkofsky

    October 10, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    This is the American Jewish world, by the numbers, as revealed in the just-released National Jewish Population Survey 2000-2001 (NJPS)

    The Jewish population now stands at 5.2 million, down 5.45 percent from 5.5 million in 1990.

    Jews represent 2 percent of...

  • Surveying ‘America’s Jewish Freshmen’

    By Rachel Brand

    August 22, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    When Adam Bergman researched colleges toward the end of his senior year at Milken High School, he looked very closely at the quality of their soccer teams and not so closely at the size of their Jewish populations.

    "I don't consider myself religious at all. I have never chosen a...

  • California, Here They Come

    By Tom Tugend

    June 20, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Los Angeles, founded in 1781 as one of a string of Spanish settlements along the Pacific coast, was nearly 60 years old when Jacob Frankfort arrived, apparently the first Jewish resident.

    By 1850, Los Angeles had less than 2,000 residents, of whom only eight were Jews. All of them...

  • Conquest by Birthrate

    By Simon Carroll

    December 6, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    A leading Arab think tank is backing an old strategy -- to defeat the Jewish State from within by encouraging the growth of its Arab population.

    The prime proponent of the conquest-by-demography theory is Wahid Abdel Maguid, chief editor of the Arab Strategic Report, the publication...

  • Is Demography Destiny?

    By Rob Eshman

    April 5, 2001 | 7:59 pm

    The new U.S. census figures have generated banner headlines this month, though no one seems to have a clue what those numbers portend. The big news, of course, is that America's Latino population has ballooned almost 60 percent in the past decade, surpassing 35 million. More than 43...

  • Standing by the Data

    By Pini Herman

    September 14, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    The counting of peoples and characteristics is a science and art, as well as a fairly expensive and labor-intensive undertaking when done properly. Demography is often not an easily understood topic. It's common to find inflated and even improbable population estimates in major...

  • Israeli Jews to Outnumber Those in U.S.

    By Gustav Niebuhr

    September 14, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Jews in Israel will outnumber Jews in the United States in two decades, part of a shift in Jewish population by which Israel will become home to a majority of the world's Jews by 2050, says a study in the new edition of the "American Jewish Year Book."

    The study concludes that trends...

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