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Jewish Intermarriage, Assimilation on the Rise Says Pew Study

By Jspace Staff on 10/1/2013 at 4:26 PM

Categories: Judaism, United States

Jewish Intermarriage, Assimilation on the Rise Says Pew Study

The proportion of Jews who say they have no religion and are Jewish only on the basis of ancestry, ethnicity or culture is growing rapidly, and two-thirds of them are not raising their children Jewish at all, according to a Pew Research study published today. Overall, the intermarriage rate is at 58 percent, up from 43 percent in 1990 and 17 percent in 1970. Among non-Orthodox Jews, the intermarriage rate is 71 percent. The Pew data came from a telephone survey of 3,475 Jews nationwide, conducted between …More

Netanyahu Cancels Anti-Assimilation Ads

By Jspace Staff on 12/5/2011 at 11:31 AM

Categories: Culture, United States, Israel

Netanyahu Cancels Anti-Assimilation Ads

The Israeli government has canceled a viral ad campaign encouraging expat Israelis to return to the Jewish state after a wave of complaints from American Jews. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered the campaign canceled after receiving a letter from the Jewish Federations of North America calling the message "outrageous and insulting." Under the umbrella slogan "It's time to return to Israel," ads and billboards depicting everyday situations showed how Israelis and their American children risk losing touch …More

  • Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
  • Anti-Assimilation Ad

Young Russian Jews In Assimilation Bind

From The Jewish Week on 8/5/2011 at 3:27 PM

Categories: Religion, Culture

Young Russian Jews In Assimilation Bind

Hawkish new generation split on how, or whether, to engage with mainstream community. Like 500 other young Jews from the former Soviet Union who marched in this years Celebrate Israel Parade in June, Boris Shulman wore bright orange. In addition to signifying support for Israels settler movement which also uses orange the color contrasted sharply with the 500 older Russian Jews who marched in the parade, wearing blue and white. Color choices are not all that separate the younger and older generations of …More