As Rabbi Bender puts it, the miraculous growth of Jewish schools in America is not a result of the growth of the Jewish community, but its cause.
Jewish decline is most pronounced in the South, where 37% of Americans reside, but only 23% of American Jews.
The final tally, which was conducted by a secret ballot, was 35 votes in favor, 14 against and 14 abstentions. The BDS measure was backed by 51 campus groups and 34 faculty members.
"The word God is for me nothing but the expression and product of human weaknesses."
So far, an additional 5,682 applications are still pending, and the deadline for new applications expired last March.
The Bundesarchive has 17 letters from Bernile to Uncle Hitler and his aide Wilhelm Bruckner between 1935 and 1938.
Like any journalist, I enjoy a good gotcha (although I work hard not to do it myself), but this gotcha, Judy Maltz, is dripping the blood of murder victims.
An anonymous Pence aide told the AP that Jacobs "was not invited by the VP's office to speak on behalf of the Jewish community."
Today, according to some estimates, there may be as many as 50,000 Christian converts in Ethiopia and Eritrea who maintain some familial relations with Ethiopian Israelis.
The Falash Mura are members of the Beta Israel community in Ethiopia and Eritrea who converted to Christianity over the past two centuries.
Simple logic suggests that the number of actual Jews in the Reform and Reconstructionist movements is bound to grow even smaller as the number of "interfaith" marriages grow.
Everybody in the place was careful not to mention Israel or Jews.
To calculate the erosion in the different kinds of limestone that make up the Western Wall, in 2014 researchers from Hebrew University used a laser scan to create an accurate three-dimensional computer model.
Tuition in Jewish American schools has reached $40,000 a year per child.
In case the Temple is rebuilt, consider this [Tisha B’Av] document null and void.
Altogether, 2.2 billion Christians suffered harassment in 144 countries in 2016. 1.6 billion Muslims were harassed in 142 countries. 15 million Jews were harassed in 87 countries.
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The Forward says circumcision rates in Israel are dropping, with no data to support their claim, but two surveys prove the rates are actually rising.
About one week after his rejection of the Trump declaration, Rick Jacobs had a change of heart, perhaps because of the raging attack on him by his biggest ally in the war over the Kotel real estate, Jewish Agency chairman Natan Sharansky.
Former Justice Minister Moshe Nissim, appointed by Netanyahu to formulate government policy on conversions, only began to work on his assignment in November.
In the long-term, Israel shouldn't over-invest in those communities, as it is impossible to stop their descent into assimilation.
"The response by the Progressive Jewish leaders to her remarks was natural and completely understandable, but blind to their own international interest."
The Indonesian museum’s manager stated: 'We don’t want to attract outrage.'
'This case is about the illegal, hostile takeover of a non-profit, academic association by leaders of an anti-Israel group.'
"It was heartwarming to see the Jewish sentiment waking up against the missionaries," the woman said.