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.
Was the declassification of a decades-old document aimed at harming Israel's image?
The decision by the Obama administration to declassify sections of a 386-page 1987 report regarding Israel’s covert nuclear weapons program — the first time the U.S. has officially and publicly acknowledged it — has been met with suspicion by Jewish leaders.
“By doing this, it is getting harder and harder to say the U.S. is a strong ally of Israel,” said Mort Klein, president of the Zionist Organization of America.