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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

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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.

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