U.S. Jewish Population Pegged at 6 Million

Two new studies say there are between 6.4 million and 6.6 million Jews in the U.S., or about 1.8% of the population. There’s growing consensus on the figures.


Congressman Cut Off From Own Synagogue

Democrat Steve Cohen, the first Jewish congressman from Tennessee, has lost his own synagogue from his district after the borders were redrawn.


Reaching Out to Muslim Brotherhood

The Muslim Brotherhood are poised to take power after Egypt’s first democratic elections. American Jews may be uniquely placed to reach out to the Islamist group, experts say.


Yair Lapid May Wind Up Helping Bibi

TV host Yair Lapid is the self-styled voice of what he calls Israel’s secular ‘42%.’ The handsome celebrity is entering politics and it’s not clear who will win and who will lose.

Shorn Matisyahu Takes Different Path

Reggae star Matisyahu can still make fans beg for more, but his career is in flux. After he shaved his beard and quit the Hasidic lifestyle, some wonder if he has lost his way.

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