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Less-Christian U.S. Seen ‘Disturbing’ For Jews On Israel

New Pew survey finds ‘stable’ Jewish population; decline in Christianity; sharp rise in unaffiliated.

05/11/2015
Managing Editor

With the religious landscape in America in the throes of dramatic change — it is less Christian, more Muslim and far more religiously unaffiliated than it was just seven years ago — the Jewish community has, perhaps surprisingly, remained stable.

The percentage of Americans who identify as Christian has dropped from 78.4 in 2007 to 70.6 in 2014. Getty Images

Fashion’s Most Modest: Blog Roundup

Making fashionable modesty possible for the modern woman.

10/27/2014
Editorial Intern

Crop-tops and sequined mini skirts may be in style, but they are not “mod.”

Celebrities modeling modest fashion. Via yuobserver.org

Leave Religion Off Your Resume -- Unless You're Jewish

'Chosen people' takes on a new connotation.

06/17/2014
Staff Writer

Religiously affiliated on campus? Recent studies suggest that you should leave it off your resume if you want to get hired--unless you're Jewish, that is. 

On Adrienne Rich, R.I.P., and Radical Transformation

For the first half of her life, the woman born Adrienne Cecile Rich, in Baltimore, 1929, lived the life you would have expected.  She was baptized and raised in the Episcopalian church; her father was a medical professor at Johns Hopkins; her mother a pianist and composer.  Adrienne went to Radcliffe and wrote poetry.  By 1950, the kingmaker of mid-century poets, W.H. Auden, helped her publish her first collection, “A Change of World,” which featured accomplished if rather dull formal English verse—punctual meters, rhymes, etc.

Alvin Ailey, a small revelation

This Sunday I went to see Alvin Ailey American Dancer Theater at City Center.  It's the 50th anniversary of its landmark piece, "Revelations," created by the company's founder, Ailey, who died of AIDS in 1989.  And each night of the company's month-long stay they're staging the work.

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