In a landmark study carried out this year by the nation’s leading conductor of surveys, the findings are clear that Jews both agree and, perhaps more surprisingly, disagree.
The response to the study has been mixed. The Jewish media has responded with ambivalence. Some Jewish bloggers have expressed vehement agreement while others have written about their own visceral disagreement.
Even The New York Times and the Chicago Herald Tribune have weighed in, noting the clear patterns from the survey and speculating, quoting experts, as to whether the community — which has long outpunched its numerical weight in national matters — is headed for final disagreement or perhaps an ultimate agreement, and what that might mean financially and politically.
Thomas Friedman had no comment.