Listen as Forward Opinion Editor Laura E. Adkins, columnist Alex Zeldin, and special guests Arielle Angel and Tani Prell discuss Jews under 30.
If the idea is to activate and inspire the next generation, consider this: 72% of Jews of “sometimes or often cook or eat traditional Jewish food.”
The Pew study on American Jews in 2020 found that remembering the Holocaust was more “essential” to people’s Jewishness than any other activity.
U.S. Jews continue to find meaning in connections to their families, communities, and histories, though the ways they do so continue to change.
As the eyes of the world turn again to violence in Israel, Jews in the United States will be paying attention and speaking out.
The new study demonstrates the strikingly different ways that Orthodox and non-Orthodox Jews viewed Donald Trump’s presidency.The post [New Pew…
Scroll through for an overview of some key findings from the new Pew study on American Jews.
“If we don’t create common ground spaces we are going to lose the illusion of there being a Jewish people,” said Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz.
As we move towards the 54th anniversary of Loving v. Virginia, the landmark Supreme Court ruling that legalized interracial marriage across the United States, I’m consistently reminded that, throughout American history, the fortunes of the multicultural and multiethnic family have been inextricably linked to legal definitions of race. Hundreds of thousands of Americans have died to expand or maintain the boundaries of who is and who is not a person, who can and who cannot marry, and, thus, whose family is and is not legitimate.
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.)