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Published 05:30 09.10.13

Religion matters: Beware the American 'cultural Jew'

By Rabbi Leon A. Morris

The recent Pew Study revealed that 22 percent of American Jews describe themselves as having “no religion” (up from just 7 percent a decade ago). What those interviewed for the survey didn’t say is what I’m accustomed to hearing all the time as a rabbi: “I’m Jewish, but not religious.” Instead, when asked, “Are you Jewish by religion?” they simply said “no.”