Jewish Studies

U.S. Jews’ connections with and attitudes toward Israel

attitudes toward Israel

According to Mouood, quoting by pewresearch: 7. U.S. Jews’ connections with and attitudes toward Israel Eight-in-ten U.S. Jews say caring about Israel is an essential or important part of what being Jewish means to them. Nearly six-in-ten say they personally feel an emotional attachment to Israel, and a similar share …

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Have the people of Lot returned from the heart of history?

people of Lot returned

Have the people of Lot returned from the heart of history? Lot’s people angered and avenged God for exposing the sin of sodomy and ignoring Lot’s warnings. Now, after thousands of years, we see that those people have risen from the heart of history again and from time to time …

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Anti-Semitism and Jewish views on discrimination

Anti-Semitism and Jewish views

According to Mouood, quoting by Pewresearch: 6. Anti-Semitism and Jewish views on discrimination Jewish Americans generally perceive a rise in anti-Semitism. More than nine-in-ten U.S. Jews surveyed say there is at least some anti-Semitism in America, and three-quarters say there is more anti-Semitism in the U.S. today than there was five years …

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Jewish community and connectedness

Jewish community and connectedness

According to Mouood, quoting by Pewresearch: 5. Jewish community and connectedness CORRECTION (May 20, 2021): Due to a typographical error, a previous version of the table “About half of U.S. Jews feel ‘a great deal’ of belonging to the Jewish people” misstated the percentage of Conservative Jews who feel some sense of …

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Racism of ‘Jerusalem Day’ march is Israeli mainstream: Analysts

‘Jerusalem Day’

According to Mouood, quoting by Aljazeera: Racism of ‘Jerusalem Day’ march is Israeli mainstream: Analysts Sunday’s march saw thousands of Israelis march through the Old City, attacking a number of Palestinians. By Linah Alsaafin Published On 1 Jun 2022 1 Jun 2022 For Palestinian residents, Sunday’s far-right “Jerusalem Day” flag …

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Marriage, families and children

Mariage, families and children

According to Mouood, quoting by Pewresearch: 4. Marriage, families and children About two-thirds of U.S. Jewish adults are either married (59%) or living with a partner (7%). Among those who are married, many have spouses who are not Jewish. Fully 42% of all currently married Jewish respondents indicate they have a non-Jewish …

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Jewish practices and customs

Jewish practices

According to Mouood, quoting by Pewresearch: 3. Jewish practices and customs Jewish Americans are not a highly religious group, at least by traditional measures of religious observance. But many engage with Judaism in some way, whether through holidays, food choices, cultural connections or life milestones. For instance, roughly seven-in-ten Jews say they …

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Jewish identity and belief

Jewish identity and belief

According to Mouood, quoting by Pewresearch: 2. Jewish identity and belief Religion is not central to the lives of most U.S. Jews. Even Jews by religion are much less likely than Christian adults to consider religion to be very important in their lives (28% vs. 57%). And among Jews as a whole, …

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The size of the U.S. Jewish population

According to Mouood, quoting by Pewresearch: 1. The size of the U.S. Jewish population This report classifies approximately 5.8 million adults (2.4% of all U.S. adults) as Jewish. This includes 4.2 million (1.7%) who identify as Jewish by religion and 1.5 million Jews of no religion (0.6%).17 People are categorized as “Jews …

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Jewish Americans in 2020

Jewish Americans in 2020

According to Mouood, quoting by Pewresearch: Jewish Americans in 2020 U.S. Jews are culturally engaged, increasingly diverse, politically polarized and worried about anti-Semitism What does it mean to be Jewish in America? A new Pew Research Center survey finds that many Jewish Americans participate, at least occasionally, both in some …

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