Global Anti-Semitism?

From the February 2015 Print Edition

Last May, the Anti-Defamation League made the start­ling pronouncement that one-quarter of the world’s population is anti-Semitic. The source for that charge was the ADL Global 100: An Index of Anti-Semitism, a comprehensive survey of international populations sponsored by the ADL and . . . . Continue Reading »

New York Kippah Count

From the March 2013 Print Edition

Jews have been counting themselves since the time of Moses. The Bible provided an exact figure of the number of adult male Jews who left Egypt, and while traveling in the desert the Jews were commanded by God on more than one occasion to count the population of the various tribes. It is doubtful, . . . . Continue Reading »

We Are Many

From the February 1994 Print Edition

A People Divided: Judaism in Contemporary America by Jack Wertheimer Basic Books, 267 pages, $25 The slogan of the United Jewish Appeal, the most successful of all of America’s philanthropies in terms of fund-raising, is “We Are One.” The UJA’s success is due to the deep . . . . Continue Reading »

The 1960s Revisited

From the June/July 1992 Print Edition

The Death Of An American Jewish Community: A Tragedy Of Good Intentions by Hillel Levine and Lawrence Harmon Free Press, 370 pages, $24.95 In November 1969, Hillel Levine, a graduate of the Jewish Theological Seminary and a doctoral candidate in sociology at Harvard, addressed the annual conference . . . . Continue Reading »