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Jews on the Land(scape)

Last week the Pew Forum of Religion and Public Life released its “US Religious Landscape Survey.”  It’s quite awesome, as it maps out the myriad religious communities in the United States — by region, by income, education, marriage and reproductive patterns, age,…

Innovators: Put up or Shut Up

Awright agitators, scholars, big talkers, idea people, and loud-mouths, here’s your chance. Charles Bronfman has put up $1.5 million dollars for a visiting scholar’s position at Brandeis. It’s a 2-year appointment, during which the chosen candidate will have lots of…

Age, Israel, Identification

According to a new study (full disclosure: I co-authored it), younger Jews, pretty much across the board, express a weaker sense of attachment to Israel than do their elders. Pretty much every measure that we looked at revealed a similar…