Pew Survey

Trouble For Israel Over Iran Agreement, And Beyond

08/24/2015 - 20:00

The Jewish year ending in a few days was marked by severe erosion in Israel's strategic positioning in a geo-political world in rapid transformation. There are two components in such erosion, an external one globally defining relations between the countries of the world and Israel, and an inner one reflecting Israel's response to these challenges and, unavoidably, also involving the Jewish diaspora. The hook to which we can hang the whole story is undoubtedly the Vienna agreement of July 14 (the anniversary of the French Revolution) between the representatives of the world powers and Iran on the future development of Iranian nuclear capabilities.

Pew Survey: Europe’s Jewish Population Has Plummeted In Recent Decades

02/10/2015 - 19:00

Europe has lost more than half its Jewish population since 1960, according to a new survey by the Pew Research Center.

Pew Missed the Newest Trend in Jewish Life

Kosher pizza shops don't lie.
10/17/2013 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

The most recent Pew Study on American Jewish life reveals a treasure house of information about modern Jewish trends. The rising numbers of intermarriage amongst the non-Orthodox are a foreboding sign for the future vitality of American Jewish life.  It seems that when it comes to measuring the Orthodox Jewish community the study falls short.  Its methodology of denominational self-identification, effective decades ago when Jews fit in to neat categories of Orthodox Conservative and Reform, fails to reveal the real trends in a complex post denominational era. 

Pew And Jewish Humor

10/15/2013 - 20:00

For years, the Jewish community and synagogue leaders have fought the trend 
of dropping membership and attendance. Now the Pew study provides an answer (“Jews Serious When It Comes To Humor,” Oct. 11).

Saddened By Pew Survey

10/15/2013 - 20:00

I found myself saddened, demoralized and deeply concerned when reading the
results of the Pew survey (“Fast-Growing Jewish ‘Nones’ Seen Reshaping Community,” Oct. 4).

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