Jewish identity is more complex than ticking a box
Rather than see the Pew survey's 'Jews of no religion' as disconnected and a lost cause, these 'cultural Jews' show us how Jewish identity is evolving.
Years ago, during a day-long meeting on American Jewish identity, a prominent Jewish demographer was discussing the results of his latest study on identity formation in young Jews. As he listed his data, he became impassioned about the rise of intermarriage and what he saw as its result - a growing dilution of Jewish religious affiliation, disconnection to Israel, and the eventual loss of...
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