American Jewish Year Book 2014: The Annual Record of the by Arnold Dashefsky, Ira Sheskin

By Arnold Dashefsky, Ira Sheskin

This publication, in its 114th 12 months, presents perception into significant tendencies within the North American Jewish groups, studying the lately accomplished Pew file (A Portrait of Jewish American), gender in American Jewish existence, nationwide and Jewish communal affairs and the united states and global Jewish inhabitants. It additionally acts as a massive source with lists of Jewish associations, Jewish periodicals and educational assets in addition to Jewish honorees, obituaries and significant contemporary occasions. it's going to end up beneficial to social scientists and historians of the yank Jewish group, Jewish communal staff and the click, between others.

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If we divide world Jewry into three main components, the US, Israel, and the rest of the world, their evolution over the past 60 years has been very different. The US increased, but not dramatically, and was mostly stable. Israel grew by a factor of 10 through a combination of large net immigration and high natural growth. The rest of the world sharply diminished mostly through emigration, but also reflecting aging and assimilation. As an important underlying global factor, the Jewish presence became increasingly correlated with countries offering higher standards of education, health, and income.

The difference derives from the fact that each inmarriage “uses up” two Jews, while intermarriage uses up only one Jew apiece. 9 See, for example, Steven M. Cohen, Jack Ukeles, and Ron Miller, The Jewish Community Study of New York: 2011, New York: UJA-Federation, 2012, particularly Chaps. 4 and 5. , 17 % times 43 %) of intermarried couples’ children marry Jews. The vast majority of the grandchildren have two non-Jewish parents, and one Jewish grandparent. ” He was approximately 92 % correct. 11 Jews’ rising social prestige along with far more porous boundaries may well produce more Jewishly identifying children and grandchildren of the intermarried in coming years.

The Religious Congregations and Membership Study indicates that there are 11 US counties that are home to a synagogue that did not appear on the commercial list of synagogues used in designing the sampling plan. 20 Pew Research Center Sidebar: Who Is a Jew? ” This is an ancient question with no single, timeless answer. On the one hand, being Jewish is a matter of religion – the traditional, matrilineal definition of Jewish identity is founded on halacha (Jewish religious law). On the other hand, being Jewish also may be a matter of ancestry, ethnicity and cultural background.

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