Absent a conscious effort by their families, today’s younger Jews do not have a real choice to strongly identify as Jews.
A new study by the Public Religion Research Institute found fascinating facts about the demographics of the American Jewish community.
No one is obligated to welcome anyone else’s romantic overtures.
On average, the group thought that the most important qualities of being a Jew included maintaining Jewish traditions, being people of morals, helping others, remembering the Holocaust, and believing in God.
The agency indicates that Palestinians will outnumber Jews soon, by 2020 holding an edge of 7.12 million people to 6.96 million people.
The reality is that we are not becoming more Orthodox or more anti-Israel.
The overall American Jewish population size is stable and growing, but its character is shifting dramatically. The Orthodox population (Haredi, centrist, and modern) is exploding. The non-Orthodox are in sharp decline.
The number of Palestinians in Israel and the occupied territories will equal the number of Jews by the end of 2017, according to a report issued on Wednesday by the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statics (PCBS.)
Two new studies say there are between 6.4 million and 6.6 million Jews in the U.S., or about 1.8% of the population. There’s growing consensus on the figures.
Instead of rosy reports, Jews should fund rigorous demographic studies of the community. That will help give honest answers to questions about who we are and what we need.