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 12 months Book, now in its 116th yr, is the yearly checklist of the North American Jewish groups and offers perception into their significant tendencies. half I offers a discussion board at the Pew Survey, “A Portrait of yank Orthodox Jews.Part II starts off with bankruptcy thirteen, "The Jewish Family." bankruptcy 14 examines “American Jews and the overseas enviornment (April 1, 2015 – April 15, 2016), which specializes in US–Israel kinfolk. Chapters 15-17 examine the demography and geography of the united states, Canadian, and global Jewish populations. partially III, bankruptcy 18 presents lists of Jewish associations, together with federations, neighborhood facilities, social provider companies, nationwide businesses, synagogues, Hillels, day colleges, 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 stories courses, books, articles, web pages, and learn libraries; and bankruptcy 21 offers lists of significant occasions some time past yr, Jewish honorees, and obituaries.

An priceless list of Jewish existence, the American Jewish yr e-book illuminates modern matters with perception and breadth. it's a window right into a complicated and ever-changing world.

Deborah sprint Moore, Frederick G. L. Huetwell Professor of background and Judaic experiences, and Director Emerita of the Frankel middle for Judaic experiences, college of Michigan

A century from now and extra, the stately volumes of the American Jewish 12 months ebook will stand because the authoritative checklist of Jewish lifestyles due to the fact 1900. For an individual attracted to tracing the long term evolution of Jewish social, political, spiritual, and cultural traits from an aim but passionately Jewish point of view, there easily isn't any substitute.

Lawrence Grossman, American Jewish 12 months e-book Editor (1999-2008) and Contributor (1988-2015)

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2012. American grace: How religion divides and unites us. New York: Simon and Schuster. 2 In about 586 BCE, the ancient Temple in Jerusalem was destroyed by the Babylonians and the Israelites were exiled to the diaspora. ” Ever since the destruction of the first Temple, the ancient Israelites feared their exile from the holy land would lead to the death of their way of life. ” This terror of destruction is a theme that has emerged in every era of Jewish history—the Babylonian, the Egyptian, the Hellenic, the Roman, through to the Inquisition, the Enlightenment and the secularization that followed, and the Holocaust.

A majority of non-Orthodox Jews in the US say that at least some of their friends are Jewish, but 23 % say that hardly any or none of their friends are Jewish. That is in stark contrast with the 1 % of Haredi Jews and 4 % of Modern Orthodox Jews who report that hardly any or none of their friends are Jewish. 9 Sense of Belonging and Importance of Religion Virtually all Orthodox Jews in the survey say they have a strong sense of belonging to the Jewish people, while 73 % of other Jews say the same.

The bootstrap weights were used to evaluate the statistical significance of all claims made in the body of the report These margins of error apply to estimates of the attitudes and beliefs of the groups indicated. These are not the margins of error for the estimates of the size of the Jewish population Pew Research Center completed interviews with 3475 Jewish respondents, including 517 Orthodox Jews, 659 Conservative Jews, 1168 Reform Jews and 908 Jews of no denomination. Interviews were conducted by telephone (landlines and cellphones) between Feb.

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