When I heard that the Pew Research Center was releasing its new report on American Jewish identity, and that it had added more measures of expressing Jewishness than it did in its landmark 2013 study, I was sure that “learning Yiddish” or “engaging in Yiddish culture” would be included. After all, most American Jews are Ashkenazi, whose ancestors hailed from Yiddish-speaking towns in eastern Europe. (Yiddish was not mentioned the first time around.)
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