25 years ago, the fall of the Berlin Wall offered a new lease on life for German Jewry. But it’s a very different community than anyone imagined, Michael Brenner writes.
Jews are held responsible by large numbers of non-Jews for Israeli actions. That’s all Jews, whatever their views. And sometimes, the reaction goes much further than disapproval.
The history of the Soviet Jewry movement is moving for American Jews as a catalyzing force for the community. Lea Zeltserman explains why it leaves Russian Jews cold.
After the shooting rampage in Brussels and the far right surge at the polls, Dave Rich asks whether it’s time for the Jews of Europe to consider leaving.
Exactly how big is the American Jewish population? The newly published Jewish Year Book takes the latest stab at answering this surprisingly knotty question.
Hotel workers asked reform Jewry to consider endorsing a boycott of Hyatt over its treatment of workers. But the costs of breaking contracts were deemed too high.
A French Jewish leader issued a congratulatory message to newly elected President Francois Hollande. But it sounded more like a warning shot, writes Robert Zaretsky.
Researchers have plenty of questions about American Jews: How many are there, how to define them, and whether the community is growing. Everyone agrees more data is needed.