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News and updates about American Jewry

Landmark survey of Jewish LA reveals an increasingly diverse and engaged community

When the results of the population survey of Jewish LA came in, Rabbi Noah Farkas was stunned by the data on Jewish identity and affiliation

Survey of Jewish LA reveals growing, more engaged community

Jewish voters, what will it take to wake you up?

Democrat Jews, do you see the handwriting on the wall? It is being written in your Israeli brothers' blood. Op-ed.

Jewish voters, what will it take to wake you up?

’50 States, 50 Communities’ website aims to expand knowledge of US Jewry

Introduced during Jewish American Heritage Month, updated platform advances aims to cultivate closer Israel-American Jewry ties.

Interactive website aims to expand knowledge of US Jewry

Arabs in Israel, Jews in America

Jews never will be equal in America as Jews. As people, yes. As Jews, never. Arabs will feel that way in Israel. It's not surprising. Op-ed.

Arabs in Israel, Jews in America

How a small town family shaped my views on the Jewish Community

A courageous voice for the tolerance and noble purpose that made America great and that should characterize its leaders. Op-ed.

How a small town family shaped my views on the Jewish Community

Holiday memories

We all feel that it is not only those who are present that are commemorating the holiday, but also those who are no longer with us,

Holiday memories

The Jews of Key West: Making a home again in Margaritaville

Low crime, high tourism, and a quiet life: Why some Jews from New York, Chicago, and northern Florida are looking into Key West.

The Jews of Key West: Making a home again in Margaritaville

'If you’re connected to Judaism, you’ll be connected to Israel'

Arutz Sheva speaks with Dr. Irwin Leibowitz, the co-chair of the Am Echad organization.

'If you’re connected to Judaism, you’ll be connected to Israel'player

Can Orthodoxy Save American Jews—or even itself in the USA?

American Jews seem well on their way to withering into a white-dwarf star of a community.  One with far less status than before. Op-ed.

Can Orthodoxy Save American Jews—or even itself in the USA?player

Does Torah Jewry have a future in America?

It's hard to imagine what kind of future Jews can hope to have in America, even without the mob violence and anti-Semitic pogroms. Op-ed.

Does Torah Jewry have a future in America?

Why are US Jewish Organizations silent about Congressional anti-Semitism?

Major Jewish organizations cannot sit by and let The Squad and other anti-Semites dominate Congressional discourse. Op-ed.

Why are US Jewish groups silent about anti-Semitism in Congress?

US and Israeli Jews are deeply divided on life and death issues

Our kinfolk in the U.S.are either indifferent or bent on support for a candidate committed to policies helping Israel's enemies. Op-ed.

US and Israeli Jews are deeply divided on life and death issues

At the pinnacle of division, an opportunity for Jewish unity

The 2020 election highlighted the deep political divide between US and Israeli Jews - but it can also be an opportunity for unity. Op-ed.

At the pinnacle of division, an opportunity for Jewish unity

Former Druze minister and Likud MK Auoyb Kara says American Jewry 'betrayed Trump'

Ayoub Kara: 'Betrayal' by American Jewry of Israel-lover Trump reminds me of recurring phenomenon; time for soul-searching.'

Former Druze minister says American Jewry 'betrayed Trump'

Suggestion to Israel: Forget about the Jews of America

Whether the next president is Trump or Biden, we in Israel must face up to the fact that most US Jews voted against Israel. Op-ed.

Suggestion to Israel: Forget about the Jews of America

Study: US Jews more like to get coronavirus than other Americans

Pew study finds 10% US Jews test positive for coronavirus antibodies compared to just 2% of the general population.

Study: US Jews more like to get coronavirus than other Americans

Leading religious groups urge community to 'stay home, save lives'

Orthodox Jewish groups sign joint statement calling on Jewish community to stay home, comply with health guidelines.

Leading religious groups urge community to stay home

Could I be responsible for Israel's destruction?

Could I be responsible for Israel's destruction?  

Letter from a confused Jew

Letter from a confused Jew

Study: 80% of American Jews are pro-Israel, 67% feel 'attachment' to Israel

Ruderman Family Foundation survey shows 80% of American Jews are pro-Israel, but see politics, institutional conduct, as cause for concern.

Study: Vast majority of American Jews are pro-Israel

Putting US Jewry on notice

Putting US Jewry on notice

Study: American Jewish population rises to 7.5 million

New study out of Brandeis University finds US home to largest number of Jews - roughly 800,000 more than in Israel.

Study: American Jewish population rises to 7.5 million

American Jewry in total denial

American Jewry in total denial

'American Jews are shooting themselves in the foot'

Chairman of Republican party in Israel, Marc Zell, says American Jews' dislike for Trump leading them to support anti-Israel elements.

'American Jews are shooting themselves in the foot'player

No more the safe haven, no more the Promised Land

No more the safe haven, no more the Promised Land

The surprising future of American Orthodox Jewry

The surprising future of American Orthodox Jewry

Half of US Jews identified as Democrats in 2018

52% of US Jews identify as Democrats, the largest percentage of any religious group in America.

Half of US Jews identified as Democrats in 2018

The Federation’s General Assembly - A squandered opportunity

The Federation’s General Assembly - A squandered opportunity

Poll: Jews strongly back Democrats in 2018 midterms

New poll shows just 25% of American Jews approve of President Trump, while 26% back Republicans in midterm elections.

Poll: Jews strongly back Democrats in 2018 midterms

Supreme Court Justice recalls ‘very strange Jewish upbringing'

Justice Elena Kagan discusses her 'very strange Jewish upbringing' in family that 'didn't really know what it was.'

Supreme Court Justice recalls ‘very strange Jewish upbringing'

Trump: I have a personal connection to Judaism

President Trump touts his accomplishments, highlights his 'Jewish connection' in pre-holiday conference call with American Jewish leaders.

Trump: I have a personal connection to Judaism

Will American Jews listen to Israelis about Israel?

American Jewish Federation leaders say Diaspora Jews and Israelis 'need to talk' - but are they really interested in open dialogue?

Will American Jews listen to Israelis about Israel?

Minister: It's official - More Jews in Israel than US

Immigration Minister confirms that Israel now home to world's largest Jewish community, surpassing the US.

Minister: It's official - More Jews in Israel than US

Goodbye, Philip

Goodbye, Philip

Woman who led rebuilding of New Orleans synagogue dies

Jackie Gothard, who led rebuilding of New Orleans congregation after Hurricane Katrina, dies at 83.

Woman who led rebuilding of New Orleans synagogue dies

Two-State delusion divides American and Israeli Jews

Two-State delusion divides American and Israeli Jews

Muslims to outnumber Jews in US by 2040

While size of US Jewish population stagnates, number of US Muslims set to double by 2040.

Muslims to outnumber Jews in US by 2040

When the local synagogue dies

A Rust Belt synagogue 'runs out of people' and gathers to bury its past.

When the local synagogue dies

WZO: Anti-Semitism on the rise in the US

World Zionist Organization survey shows spike in anti-Semitism in the US over past year.

WZO: Anti-Semitism on the rise in the US

Report: PM considering firing Hotovely

Netanyahu reportedly examining how to legally fire Hotovely following her statements on US Jewry. 'Don't put the government in hot water.'

Report: PM considering firing Hotovelyplayer