Opinion |

American Judaism Is in Decline. That's Great News for American Jews

Synagogues closing, rising intermarriage, deepening denominational and political rifts: That's one way to tell the story of today's American Jewish Diaspora. But there's another thrilling, remarkable tale we should be telling

Send in e-mailSend in e-mail

We stand now before the falling stones of American Judaism. So many of the structures, boundaries, and even purposes that gave American Jews definition and texture now face seismic upheavals. Rapidly declining religious participation, rising rates of intermarriage, deepening division surrounding American and Israeli politics, declining participation in Jewish philanthropy all tell the story of decline.

Click the alert icon to follow topics:



Automatic approval of subscriber comments.

Subscribe today and save 40%

Already signed up? LOG IN


Election ad featuring Yair Lapid in Rahat, the largest Arab city in Israel's Negev region.

This Bedouin City Could Decide Who Is Israel's Next Prime Minister

Dr. Claris Harbon in the neighborhood where she grew up in Ashdod.

A Women's Rights Lawyer Felt She Didn't Belong in Israel. So She Moved to Morocco

Mohammed 'Moha' Alshawamreh.

'It Was Real Shock to Move From a Little Muslim Village, to a Big Open World'

From the cover of 'Shmutz.'

'There Are Similarities Between the Hasidic Community and Pornography’

A scene from Netflix's "RRR."

‘RRR’: If Cocaine Were a Movie, It Would Look Like This

Prime Minister Yair Lapid.

Yair Lapid's Journey: From Late-night Host to Israel's Prime Minister