Surveying U.S. Jews: Orthodox poverty, increasing intermarriage, insistently liberal
Amid the jeremiads written in the wake of the recent survey of the New York Jewish community, we need to focus on the challenges: welcoming intermarried families, understanding the centrality of the synagogue for communal life, and avoiding sweeping pronouncements about the changing political orientation of American Jewry.
The recently published Jewish Community Study of New York area, sponsored by UJA-Federation of New York, doesn’t tell us a lot that we don’t already know. Since the publication of the 1990 National Jewish Population Survey, the American Jewish...
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