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American Jewry, Israel

American Jews “Solidly Secular”

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A new Pew Report has come out, and unfortunately, the largest number of Americans calling themselves “solidly secular” are Jews. But the real shocker is that Pew defined “solidly secular” for survey participants as not just having no religious affiliation or as nonparticipation in religious services and customs, but as not even believing in God. …


Who Are The Modern Orthodox Jewish Americans in the Pew Report?

An article by Ben Sales cites the 2013 Pew “Portrait of Jewish Americans” as saying that religion isn’t very important in their lives. How do we know these people are really modern orthodox? Because they said so. The same poll says that a quarter of modern orthodox Jews don’t light Sabbath candles. Could it be …