American Jewish Year Book 2014: The Annual Record of the by Arnold Dashefsky, Ira Sheskin

By Arnold Dashefsky, Ira Sheskin

This ebook, in its 114th 12 months, offers perception into significant traits within the North American Jewish groups, interpreting the lately accomplished Pew file (A Portrait of Jewish American), gender in American Jewish lifestyles, nationwide and Jewish communal affairs and the USA and international Jewish inhabitants. It additionally acts as an incredible source with lists of Jewish associations, Jewish periodicals and educational assets in addition to Jewish honorees, obituaries and significant fresh occasions. it may end up helpful to social scientists and historians of the yankee Jewish neighborhood, Jewish communal employees and the click, between others.

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With nearly no exceptions, the authors convey that the new findings clearly confirmed what they already knew beforehand. No matter that those authors write from diametrically opposed perspectives, one perspective and the contrary: substantively, significant demographic growth versus significant identificational erosion; methodologically, the usefulness of large-scale national sample surveys versus their inadequacy (falling into two schools of thought – preferring alternative quantitative approaches such as metaanalyses of many smaller surveys; and favoring small-scale qualitative observation over the quantitative); and regarding policy options, outreach versus inreach.

Very attached NET Jews by Jewish religion Jews of no religion % 30 % 36 % 12 39 31 1 100 40 23 1 100 33 55 * 100 43 57 * 100 49 51 * 100 23 77 0 100 17 44 29 19 40 31 9 56 21 11 100 10 100 14 100 Believe God gave Israel to Jewish people? Yes 40 47 16 No Don’t know Don’t believe in God^ 27 5 28 27 6 20 27 3 55 100 100 100 Somewhat Not very/Not at all Don’t know/Refused Been to Israel? Yes No Don’t know Impact of continued building of Jewish settlements on Israel’s security Helps Hurts Makes no difference Don’t know ^Includes those who said “don’t know” or declained to answer when asked whether they believe in God.

3) How do we understand the contemporary world of Jewish ideational and behavioral contents? A quick perusal of those writings also persuasively demonstrates how very predicted, hence predictable, the Pew survey findings were. With nearly no exceptions, the authors convey that the new findings clearly confirmed what they already knew beforehand. No matter that those authors write from diametrically opposed perspectives, one perspective and the contrary: substantively, significant demographic growth versus significant identificational erosion; methodologically, the usefulness of large-scale national sample surveys versus their inadequacy (falling into two schools of thought – preferring alternative quantitative approaches such as metaanalyses of many smaller surveys; and favoring small-scale qualitative observation over the quantitative); and regarding policy options, outreach versus inreach.

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