By Arnold Dashefsky, Ira M. Sheskin
The American Jewish yr Book, now in its 116th yr, is the once a year list of the North American Jewish groups and gives perception into their significant traits. 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 foreign enviornment (April 1, 2015 – April 15, 2016), which makes a speciality of US–Israel relatives. Chapters 15-17 study the demography and geography of the USA, Canadian, and international Jewish populations. partially III, bankruptcy 18 presents lists of Jewish associations, together with federations, neighborhood facilities, social carrier businesses, nationwide corporations, synagogues, Hillels, day faculties, 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 reviews courses, books, articles, web content, and learn libraries; and bankruptcy 21 offers lists of significant occasions long ago yr, Jewish honorees, and obituaries.
An worthy list of Jewish lifestyles, the American Jewish yr booklet illuminates modern matters with perception and breadth. it's a window right into a advanced and ever-changing world.
Deborah sprint Moore, Frederick G. L. Huetwell Professor of heritage and Judaic reports, and Director Emerita of the Frankel middle for Judaic stories, collage of Michigan
A century from now and extra, the stately volumes of the American Jewish 12 months publication will stand because the authoritative checklist of Jewish lifestyles seeing that 1900. For someone attracted to tracing the long term evolution of Jewish social, political, non secular, and cultural developments from an target but passionately Jewish point of view, there easily isn't any substitute.
Lawrence Grossman, American Jewish yr booklet Editor (1999-2008) and Contributor (1988-2015)
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Young Haredi Jews experience only the most superficial of contacts with non-Haredi peers. Their leaders perceive the non-Orthodox community as overly-committed to church-state separation as an absolute principle, to the detriment of future Jewish continuity. Moreover, they are persuaded that over time the non-Orthodox movements will disappear. The findings of the Pew report have only fed this triumphalism. Nevertheless, failure to create a sustained dialogue with the ultra-Orthodox risks further fragmentation and disunity and therefore likely will attenuate Jewish political influence.
5 The lack of a gendered dimension also obscures many of this special report’s findings as the Orthodox community’s religious practice is highly gendered. Statistics about Orthodox Jews’ synagogue attendance, education and ritual practice cannot be properly understood without analyzing the data along gendered lines. 6 I identify this population as Sephardi based on communal self-identification, as well as rationales based on this community’s historical developments and Halakhic (Hebrew: Jewish law) practices.