A New Approach To Dealing With Israel’s Ultra-Orthodox

08/11/2016 - 12:05

In recent years, a dramatic social, political and legal struggle has been waged against the ultra-Orthodox “society of scholars” in Israel.

Mixed Outcomes From Latest Pew Study

05/13/2015 - 20:00

The new Pew Research Center study on America’s Changing Religious Landscape shows a steep decline in Christian affiliation and a parallel increase among the unaffiliated. Some believe the study’s results suggest that we will have a more difficult time advocating effectively on behalf of Israel, as spelled out in Robert Goldblum’s article, “Less-Christian U.S. Seen Disturbing for Jews on Israel” (May 15).  But this judgment is not so clear-cut.

7 Ways Religious Affiliation Will (And Won’t) Change In The New Congress

01/04/2015 - 19:00

Republicans will take full control of Capitol Hill when the 114th Congress is sworn in on Tuesday (Jan. 6), but even with a political shift, there will be little change in the overall religious makeup of Congress, according to a new analysis from the Pew Research Center.

The Religious Makeup of the 114th Congress. Courtesy of Pew Research Center

Religion Loses Clout: Why Many Say That’s A Bad Thing

09/22/2014 - 20:00

More Americans today say religion’s influence is losing ground just when they want it to play a stronger role in public life and politics.

Resumes That Mention Religion Less Likely To Win Jobs

06/16/2014 - 20:00

Recent college grads, take note: Mentioning a campus religion group on your resume — particularly a Muslim club — may lead to significantly fewer job opportunities.

A Year in Review 2013

Biggest Stories of the Year

12/29/2013 - 19:00

2013: Identity Crises Galore

The Year Inclusiveness Prevailed

Pew and Part-time Judaism

Stories to Watch in 2014

A Year

Being Religious Is Only One Way To Identify As A Jew

A response to the Pew 2013 Survey of U.S. Jews
10/27/2013 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

A few weeks ago, my husband passed me the New York Times and said, "You should definitely read this article on page 11." I saw the headline, "Poll Shows Major Shift in Identity of U.S. Jews," and my heart sank. I knew which direction it was going. Down. That was my first reaction, before I read everyone’s responses to the study; the reactions fell into the “mea culpa” camp.

First Impressions of Pew Survey

10/08/2013 - 20:00

A sampling of commentary from across the Jewish spectrum on the new Pew Research Center’s survey of American Jewry, the first major Jewish census in more than a decade.

Ruth Messinger

Can Science And Religion Just Get Along?

Britain’s provocative chief rabbi makes a case for a ‘partnership’between the empirical and the spiritual.
12/10/2012 - 19:00
Staff Writer

A figure of great stature, and sometimes the center of controversy in England, where he has served as chief rabbi and the public face of British Jewry for two decades, Rabbi Jonathan Sacks is certain to add to both his stature and the controversy that surrounds him with the publication of his newest book.

Starting with his first words.

Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, chief rabbi of England, finds space for both religion and science.
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