When it’s held in Israel once every five years, the Jewish Federations of North America’s General Assembly aims to focus on challenges and opportunities facing the Jewish state. In large part, this year was no exception.
The Orthodox population is growing much faster than initial reports from the Pew study suggested. New figures reveal more than a quarter of Jews under age 18 live in Orthodox homes.42
Susan Galloway learned the importance of church-state separation when she was told to sing Christmas carols as a child. Now she’s taking her case to the Supreme Court.5
The rabbinate is not known as a path to riches. But for several Israeli rabbis, it is just that. The ten wealthiest Israeli rabbis own a combined fortune of over $620 million, according to a recent ranking by Forbes Israel.3
2013 was a year of agonizing introspection and remarkable achievement for American Jews. There were scandals, but also jaw-dropping creativity in the kitchen, shul — and the web.
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