Study: N.Y., Boston And Miami Are America’s 3 Most Jewish cities

08/04/2015 - 20:00

New York, Boston and Miami are the three most Jewish metro areas per capita in the country, according to a new analysis of data gathered last year by the Public Religion Research Institute.

Jewish pedestrians walking in Manhattan’s Times Square: New York has the biggest Jewish population in the U.S. JTA

Study: Nazi Propaganda Had Lifelong Effect On Many Germans

06/15/2015 - 20:00

Germans who grew up during the 1930s are far more likely than their younger countrymen to have negative attitudes about Jews, according to a new study of anti-Semitism in Germany.

A Hitler Youth activity in the 1930s. JTA

The Importance Of A Global Day Of Jewish Learning

11/09/2014 - 19:00
Special To The Jewish Week

Jewish knowledge is not just good to have. It is essential. Some may think that knowledge belongs to scholars, religious leaders and the elite. Not so in Judaism. For us, study is an essential demand upon everyone.

What Do Shrinks and Ancient Israel Have in Common?

There was an interesting tidbit in The New York Times you might have missed last week: Patricia Cohen posted a small item about a research paper presented at this year's American Psychology Association convention. The researchers were from Yeshiva University and argued that the Sanhedrin--or, the judicial body that governened Jerusalem in ancient Israel--was surprisingly effective at combating "groupthink."

Facebook and Anorexia

According to clinical psychologist Esther Altmann, writing on the MyJewishLearning website, "Anorexia and bulimia are most prevalent within upwardly mobile demographic groups, and are amongst the most emotionally and physically devastating disorders affecting young Jewish women. The Jewish community has become increasingly aware that eating disorders are a serious health concern and, in some cases, a life threatening condition."

Is Facebook use contributing to eating disorders in young women?
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