Jewish demographics

As N.Y. Haredi Population Grows, Battles Over City Neighborhoods Ensue

02/18/2013 - 19:00

If you're looking to move to an apartment on or near Park Avenue, be prepared to break open the piggy bank. Prices are higher than ever and developers are squabbling over construction rights.

That's Park Avenue, Brooklyn -- not its swankier Manhattan namesake.

New Survey Shows More U.S. Jews Than Suspected

12/20/2010 - 19:00

NEW YORK (JTA) -- The American Jewish population is larger than suspected, according to new estimates compiled by Brandeis University.

The suburban Boston university’s Steinhardt Social Research Institute is estimating that there are some 6.5 million people in the United States who are either Jewish by religion or who self-identify as Jewish. The figure represents a 20 percent increase in the number of Jews since 1990.

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