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.
The Pew study has told us about the dismal state of Jewish continuity, writes Jay Michaelson. That should prompt us to be able to answer: Why be Jewish at all?
Michah Gottlieb grew up a deeply engaged Conservative Jew, but he no longer identifies that way. What happened — and what does it tell us about the denomination’s troubles?
Maybe it’s time to turn to literature and a historic play to understand why the reaction to the Pew study has been so fierce. A professor chooses ‘The Melting Pot’ for answers.
Leonard Fein is not surprised that the Pew survey found 42% of us think sense of humor is important to Jewish identity. How else would we cope?
The Pew survey presented a bleak portrait of the American Jewish future. Jerry Silverman and Michael Siegal offer a concrete plan for changing direction.
EDITORIAL: Where is the good news in the Pew survey? Jewish identity and pride is being reimagined in extraordinary ways — but it’s also being diluted beyond recognition.
The Pew survey includes shocking findings about assimilation, but Alan Wolfe urges us to consider the flip side. Jews are having a greater impact on American culture than ever before.
The Pew survey stands by its sweeping findings about Jewish America. It says Forward columnist J.J. Goldberg fundamentally misunderstood comparisons to past polls.
There are more American Jews than ever before, intermarriage rates are steady, and we have never been prouder. So Bethamie Horowitz asks: why the doom and gloom about the Pew survey?