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.
Music was once a way Jewish denominations distinguished themselves from one another. Now it is breaking down the walls between them, as Jenna Weissman Joselit explains.
Even as Israel has welcomed immigrants since its founding — its Law of Return guarantees citizenship for immigrating Jews — the country is starting to make room for non-Jews who come in search of a livelihood.
Reuven Rivlin, who drew criticism before becoming Israel’s president for his broadsides against non-Orthodox Jewish streams, told a group of Conservative Jews that Jews are “one big family.”
Former Israeli President Shimon Peres met with Pope Francis at the Vatican and proposed a “U.N. of religions” to fight terrorism.
Jews scored the highest on a new Pew study of how Americans feel about religious groups. Evangelical Christians show a particular affinity to the Tribe — although the feeling ain’t mutual.
Three recent books promise to shock those who believe that the Bible is a record of words spoken by God: They provide evidence that the holy book is a product of many people.
Both atheists and the religious right have grown more vocal about their positions on God. Elissa Strauss says she feels squeezed in the middle.