American Jewish Year Book 2016: The Annual Record of North by Arnold Dashefsky, Ira M. Sheskin

By Arnold Dashefsky, Ira M. Sheskin

The American Jewish yr Book, now in its 116th 12 months, is the yearly checklist of the North American Jewish groups and gives perception into their significant traits. half I offers a discussion board at the Pew Survey, “A Portrait of yankee Orthodox Jews.Part II starts off with bankruptcy thirteen, "The Jewish Family." bankruptcy 14 examines “American Jews and the foreign enviornment (April 1, 2015 – April 15, 2016), which specializes in US–Israel kin. Chapters 15-17 examine the demography and geography of the united states, Canadian, and international Jewish populations. partially III, bankruptcy 18 offers lists of Jewish associations, together with federations, group facilities, social carrier organisations, nationwide firms, synagogues, Hillels, day faculties, camps, museums, and Israeli consulates. within the ultimate chapters, bankruptcy 19 provides nationwide and native Jewish periodicals and broadcast media; bankruptcy 20 offers educational assets, together with Jewish experiences courses, books, articles, web pages, and learn libraries; and bankruptcy 21 offers lists of significant occasions long ago yr, Jewish honorees, and obituaries.

An priceless list of Jewish lifestyles, the American Jewish yr publication illuminates modern concerns with perception and breadth. it's a window right into a advanced and ever-changing world.

Deborah sprint Moore, Frederick G. L. Huetwell Professor of historical past and Judaic reports, and Director Emerita of the Frankel heart for Judaic stories, collage of Michigan

A century from now and extra, the stately volumes of the American Jewish yr ebook will stand because the authoritative list of Jewish existence due to the fact that 1900. For somebody attracted to tracing the long term evolution of Jewish social, political, non secular, and cultural tendencies from an goal but passionately Jewish standpoint, there easily is not any substitute.

Lawrence Grossman, American Jewish yr publication Editor (1999-2008) and Contributor (1988-2015)

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7 Orthodox Jews more likely to have children under 18 living at home % of adults with each number of children currently living at home NET Jewish Orthodox Haredi Modern Orthodox Other Jews Conservative Reform No denomination Jews by religion Jews of no religion 0 % 73 45 32 69 76 78 75 77 72 77 1 % 12 13 17 9 12 10 12 13 11 13 2 % 9 13 15 11 8 6 10 7 9 8 3 % 2 8 8 7 2 2 2 2 3 2 4+ % 3 19 27 4 1 * * 1 3 * DK/ref % 1 = 100 1 1 * 1 3 1 1 1 1 *Signifies < 1 Source: Pew Research Center 2013 Survey of US Jews, Feb.

In his book, Inventing American Religion: Polls, Surveys and the Tenuous Quest for a Nation’s Faith (2015), sociologist Robert Wuthnow raised several concerns regarding polling people about their religion: First, polls call forth concrete answers that reduce religion to simplified measures such as attendance at religious services, expressions of belief in God, and participation in religious rituals. The results of such polls are interpreted by many as having predictive value. However, the decontextualized information pollsters attain cannot reveal the deeper, personal meanings of religion in individuals’ lives, nor the social milieus such as space, communities, bodies, narratives, and social interactions in which individual’s lives and identities are formed.

Bayme Jewish leaders have never encountered – let alone had a serious conversation concerning Jewish affairs with – any Haredi leader. The two groups generally operate on separate planes of existence with little interaction. The Haredi world remains isolated and restricts interaction with the ethos and culture prevalent in the broader Jewish community. Its political orientations are far more conservative, and Haredi voters are far more likely to support Republican Party candidates. Haredi communal priorities focus most sharply upon Jewish education, in distinct contrast to the more universalist agendas of non-Orthodox and secular Jewish organizations.

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