The long-awaited National Jewish Population Study 2000-01 is flawed to the degree that many of its key findings should not be considered reliable, and ought to be reworked and re-analyzed before being used by communal policy planners.
That is the upshot of a new report from an independent expert brought in to evaluate the landmark survey.
Birthrighters are far more likely to marry within the fold than those who didn’t go on the free Israel trip, a new study revealed.
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Ten years ago, a survey asked American Jewish college students to name the top 20 countries they would like to visit. Israel didn’t make the list.
Today, nearly 225,000 Jews between the ages of 18 and 26, mostly from the U.S., have visited Israel, courtesy of Birthright Israel, a program whose free 10-day trips are designed to deepen Jewish identity.