Why Americans Are Fleeing Organized Religion — and What It Means for Jews

A new Pew study shows that fewer Americans identify as Christian and more have no religion at all. Jane Eisner asks what we can learn from these dramatic findings, which echo trends seen in Pew’s landmark study of Jews.

Pope Francis Takes On Climate Change — But Who’s Listening?

A new encyclical from the Pope will aggressively take up the issue of climate change. But J.J. Goldberg wonders if Catholic members of Congress will be listening.

My Venetian Bar Mitzvah

A Hasid and a secular Jew meet in the old Venetian ghetto. What comes next might seem like a typical encounter — but there’s a twist.

Could Sheldon Adelson Empire Be Toppled by Lawsuit?

Sheldon Adelson, the right-wing casino mogul, faces a lawsuit that involves allegations of organized crime ties in China. J.J. Goldberg explains how the suit could put his entire empire at risk.

10 Things About Jews in New Pew Study

The Pew Research Center’s newly released 2014 U.S. Religious Landscape Study offers a trove of data on American Jews based on interviews with 35,071 American adults, 847 of whom identified their faith as Jewish. Here are some of the more interesting findings about the Jews.