One in six American Jews are engaged and unaffiliated, look outside synagogue for Judaism
About a million of the six million American Jews say being Jewish is very important to them, but that they find their Jewish engagement outside of a synagogue, according to a study released on Wednesday.
The survey shows that there is a third way to be Jewish, its sponsor, the Workmen’s Circle/Arbeter Ring, wrote in a press release. A person can be an observant Jew, who attends synagogue; a cultural Jew, who enjoys Jewish humor or an “engaged and congregationally unaffiliated” Jew.
Week-old website offers 1,300 “Yiddish Curses for Republican Jews"
Sure, the Great Schlep -- the 2008 video urging young Jews to visit their grandparents in Florida to convince them to vote for then-candidate Barack Obama -- had live action, and Sarah Silverman’s star power.
The 300-student Orthodox school in the heart of an Orthodox neighborhood has no football team, no teams of its own beyond intramural flag football, but Lander College has become a bastion of UO-fandom, 2,500 miles east of Eugene, Ore.
In year since tragedy, town’s houses of worship have become focal points for healing; Yizkor service planned.
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Newtown, Conn. — The library walls of Congregation Adath Israel, this community’s only synagogue, are lined with messages of comfort sent by congregants of synagogues in Wellesley, Mass., and Columbus, Ohio.
In a radio interview, West defended President Obama’s difficulty in passing his policies, saying “Black people don’t have the same level of connections as Jewish people.”
West made the comments on New York City’s 105.1 FM. The interview reportedly escaped notice until the Israeli daily Haaretz reported on it on Friday.
"There it goes again, the age-old canard that Jews are all-powerful and control the levers of power in government," said ADL national director Abraham Foxman in a statement. "As a celebrity with a wide following, Kanye West should know better. We hope that he will take responsibility for his words, understand why they are so offensive, and apologize to those he has offended.”