Editor's Note: Below please find 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.
Rabbi Jack Moline, the well-known spiritual leader of Agudas Achim Congregation in Alexandria, Va., and national co-chair of Rabbis for Obama, has decided to leave the pulpit and become the executive director of the National Jewish Democratic Council.
A neighborhood group protested a Jewish day school during school hours last week, the latest episode in a long-running dispute with its next door neighbor, who says noise from the school is hurting her health, according to the Washington Jewish Week.
New research has revealed that the United States’ Jewish population is growing and, with 4.2 million adults self-identifying as Jewish, is 33 percent percent larger than previously estimated in the National Jewish Population Survey of 2000-2001.
American Jews are losing faith — in religion, that is. More than one in five Jews, 22 percent, now say they have no religion. And as U.S. Jews overall pull away from formal expressions of Judaism, they are upending traditional notions of Jewish identity and what it means to be a Jew today.