**While the 2013 Pew survey uncovered some disturbing evidence of lower levels of Jewish engagement among young people, the same survey contains several pieces of good news for Reform Jews — 5,000 of whom are gathering this week in Orlando, Florida, for the movement’s biennial conference organized by the Union for Reform Judaism.
Do you experience feelings of peace and well-being at least once a week? Did God write the Torah? Do you eat bacon?
The Pew study shows Orthodox values like belief in God and adherence to custom are spreading. Mordechai Lightstone asks why any Jew would have a problem with that — even if some evangelical Christians feel the same.
Did we need the Pew Research Center to tell us American haredim are different than other Jews? It’s no surprise that American haredi Orthodox Jews marry young, have big families, care more about religion and skew further right politically than the rest of the American Jewish community.
The new Pew report on the Orthodox is (another) wake up call for American Jews. Jane Eisner asks if we can build a tolerant and vibrant community when the fastest-growing group of Jews is so demonstrably different from everyone else.
The groundbreaking Pew study has released a new data-driven portrait of the Orthodox in America. It shows that they resemble evangelical Christians in many ways — and spotlights the wide gap between them and more liberal members of the tribe.
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.
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.
In 20 years, there will be more Muslims in North America than Jews, according to a new Pew Research Center report.
BACKWARD: Sixteen-year-old Justin Cohen disappeared during a follow-up interview to the 2013 landmark Pew Research Center’s survey of American Jews.