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  • Gallup shows split in backing for Israel in Gaza war, with younger Americans unsupportive

    July 25, 2014 | 12:28 pm

    A Gallup poll shows that support among Americans for Israel during the Gaza Strip conflict is divided, and is low among younger Americans.

    The poll posted on the pollster’s website Thursday showed a statistical dead heat between those who believe Israel’s actions against Hamas...

  • Jewish atheism and Jewish theism in America

    By Roger Price

    April 12, 2013 | 9:46 am

         American Judaism has a God problem.  Actually, and paradoxically, it seems to have two God problems. One is Jewish atheism. The other is Jewish theism. Here we will look at the data and the dilemma.

         At the outset, we have to recognize that there is something odd about...

  • 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...

  • What Israelis really want? That’s easy

    By Shmuel Rosner

    January 4, 2012 | 10:58 am

    Prof. Yaacov Shamir, a senior fellow of the Truman Institute The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, kindly provided me with cross tabs for the Israeli side of a survey of Israeli and Palestinian opinion that was published a week ago. While the headlines from this poll tended to follow...

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  • LimmudLA—by the numbers

    By Julie G Fax

    February 21, 2008 | 5:00 pm

    Participants:* 634
    Sponsors: 14
    Presenters 133
    Sessions: 262
    Films: 21
    Artists: 23
    On-site volunteers: 227
    Steering committee: 14
    Chairs: 2
    Executive director: 1
    *Participants for the entire conference. An additional 16 joined for Sunday only and...
  • Assume everyone is Jewish

    By Tom Teicholz

    March 1, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    A couple of weeks ago I found myself in a seminar room at UCLA's Royce Hall attending a presentation by professor David Shneer of the University of Denver concerning Jewish museums in Los Angeles, a city he calls, "The Newest Jewish City in the World."

    As someone who has argued that...

  • Clergy sexual misconduct: What’s being done to rein in abuse?

    By Eugene L. Meyer

    January 11, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Even as the Catholic Church has been rocked by a massive pedophilia scandal in recent years, the Jewish community also has been buffeted by high-profile cases of sexual impropriety involving rabbis and other authority figures.

    How extensive is the problem of clergy sex abuse in the...

  • British theater group Stan’s Cafe uses piles of rice to bring statistics to life

    By Sarah Price Brown

    September 21, 2006 | 8:00 pm


     
    It's nearly impossible to comprehend very large numbers. Take the 6 million Jews who died in the Holocaust. How does one go about understanding the magnitude of 6 million?
     
    One way would be to visit the Skirball Cultural Center, where the British theater company, Stan's Cafe...
  • Hate Crime Stats Not Always Precise

    By Idan Ivri

    July 15, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    The Council on American-Islamic Relations' (CAIR) new report titled, "Unpatriotic Acts," warns that acts of hate against Muslims in the United States skyrocketed in 2003. At face value, the numbers are grim: CAIR notes a 70 percent increase in "reports of harassment, violence and...

  • Increasing Political Isolation for Jews

    By James D. Besser

    November 7, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    If all those statistics are true about Jews still being one of the most liberal voting blocs in the nation, why are they increasingly estranged from the American left?

    Easy: The left, ranging from the anti-globalism fringes to the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) to some segments of...

  • Israel Maintains Hope Through Despair

    By Steven L. Spiegel

    September 5, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    As we enter the year 5763, the mood of the Jewish people is justifiably dark indeed.

    It has been a year of increasing violence in the Middle East, growing anti-Semitism in Europe, hostility toward Israel, and a general air of crisis and ominous headlines -- a shared misery of...

  • Negev: Full of Adventures

    By Tom Tugend

    August 29, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Amid the gloomy statistics of declining tourism to Israel, there are a couple bright spots for the foreign visitor willing to explore beyond the beaten track and eager to save some serious money.

    For one, there are few places in the world where the ancient and the modern meet and...

  • On Statistics and Heroes

    By Hal Klopper

    August 29, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    The current conflagration in Israel and the territories is now two years old. News of each explosion in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv alarms me and fills me with a dread that does not retreat until I hear on the phone the voices of my friends in Jerusalem or Tel Aviv. Countless times now I...

  • Advice From the Trenches

    By Lynne Z. Gold-Bikin

    February 8, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    The statistics haven't changed much in the close to 30 years I've been in practice. About 50 percent of all American marriages end in divorce. As a family law attorney, I work with people every day who are giving up on their dreams of marital bliss. And in many cases -- for my client...

  • Spin Cycle

    March 26, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    By J.J. Goldberg

    Spin Cycle

    A spate of new polls shows Jewsdivided, Arafat unpopular and pollsters getting rich

    Some startling revelations have emerged aboutAmerican Jews and the way they view the Middle East, following lastweek's publication of parts of a new American Jewish...

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