Article Library / 2015

מצב העם היהודי- הערכה שנתית 2014-2015

  1. Josh Nathan-Kazis, “Orthodox Population in America Grows Faster than First Figures in Pew”, Forward, Nov. 12, 2013, accessed July 10, 2015.
  2. Theodore Sasson, “New Analysis of Pew Data: Children of Intermarriage Increasingly Identify as Jews”, Tablet, November 11, 2013.
  3. Sidney and Alice Goldstein, Jews on the Move: implications for Jewish Identity, (Albany: SUNY University press, 1996.
  4. Steven M. Cohen, “The New Jewish Organizing,” University of Washington, Stroum Lecture, 2012.
  5. This dialogue took place on November 19, 2014, at the offices of the American Jewish Committee. Present were more than a dozen recent Wexner Fellows and Steven. M. Cohen, Steven Bayme, Jack Wertheimer, and Sylvia Barack Fishman.
  6. Steven M. Cohen and Arnold M. Eisen, The Jewish Within: Self, Family and Community in America. (Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 2000).
  7. Sylvia Barack Fishman, Jewish Life and American Culture (Albany: SUNY University Press, 1999), pp.xx.
  8. See, for example, Heilman, Samuel C. The Importance of Residence: Goldscheider’s Contribution to Explaining Orthodoxy’s Vitality. Contemporary Jewry. Association for the Social Scientific Study of Jewry (ASSJ). 2002: 220-236.; also, Beck, Pearl, Ukeles, Jacob B. Miller, Ron. Cohen, Steven M. Jewish Community Study of New York: 2011 – Geographic Profile. Jewish Community Study of New York: 2011. UJA-Federation of New York. January 2013:
  9. A Portrait of Jewish Americans: Findings from a Pew Research Center Survey of U.S. Jews. Pew Research Center. 1 October 2013:
  10. Sylvia Barack Fishman and Steven M.Cohen, The Transmission of Jewish Identity: Major Variations and their Policy Implications, (Jerusalem: JPPI, 2015). Forthcoming, authored for the Jewish People Policy Institute.
  11. National Jewish Population Survey (NJPS), 1990, National Jewish Population Survey, 2000.
  12. Pew Research Center, A portrait of Jewish Americans, 2013; NJPS 2000-1, NJPS 1990.
  13. David Brooks, “The Cost of Relativism”, The New York Times, March 10,2015.
  14. Robert D. Putnam: Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis, Simon and Schuster 2015.
  15. Cohen and Eisen. The Jew Within.
  16. Garett Keizer, “Homeward Bound,” New York Times Book Review, March 4, 2015.
  17. Sylvia Anne Hewlett, Creating a Life: What Every Woman Needs to Know About Having a Baby and a Career, (NY: Hyperion, 2002).
  18. See:
  19. Pew Portrait, New York Study, 2011.
  20. Sergio Della Pergola, “View from a Different Planet: fertility Attitudes, Performances and Policies among Jewish Israelis,” and Michelle Shain, “Dreams and Realities: Understanding American Jewish Young Adults,” in Fishman, Love, Marriage and Jewish Families. Paradoxes of a Social Revolution, (Waltham MA: Brandies University press, 2015), forthcoming.
  21. Nicholas A. Christakis and James H. Fowler, Connected: How Your Friends’ Friends’ Friends Affect Everything You Feel, Think, and Do (Boston: Back Bay Books/ Little Brown and Company, 2009).
  22. Della Pergola, “View from a Different Planet: Fertility Attitudes, Performances, and Policies among Jewish Israelis,” and Shain, “Dreams and Realities: Understanding American Jewish Young Adults’ Decisions about Fertility,” in Love, Marriage, and Jewish Families.
  23. See:
  24. Indeed, a whole generation of articulate self-styled “Familists” such as David Blankethorne, Fatherless in America: Confronting our most Urgent Social Problem, (N.Y.: Harper Collins, 1999)) were associated with the conservative camp partially because of their pro-natalist principles.
  25. Sara Rosenthal, The Fertility Sourcebook (New York: McGraw Hill Professional, 2002).
  26. See for example, Wertheimer, Jack. Intermarriage: Can Anything Be Done?. Tikvah Fund. September 2013:; Cohen, Steven M. Yes, Something Can Be Done: A “Purple” Solution to Intermarriage. Mosaic Magazine. Tikvah Fund. September 2013:;
  27. In a forthcoming study, Fishman and. Cohen, The Transmission of Jewish Identity, and in Fishman’s forthcoming book, Love, Marriage, and Jewish Families: Paradoxes of a Social Revolution we document a profound marriage and parenthood crisis in American Jewish life.
  28. Sylvia Barack Fishman, “Gender in American Jewish Life”, American Jewish Year Book 2014.
  29. Harriet and Moshe Hartman, Gender and American Jews, (Hanover, N.H.: University Presses of New England, 2009).
  30. Fishman and Cohen, Transmission of Jewish Identity. Cohen, Steven M. Miller, Ron. Sheskin, Ira M. Torr, Berna. Camp Works: The Long-Term Impact of Jewish Overnight Camp. Foundation for Jewish Camp (FJC). Spring 2011:
  31. Cohen, Steven M. Kopelowitz, Ezra. Assessing the Teen Israel Experience: A Focus on In-Marriage, Raising Children Jewish and Jewish Engagement – Comparing Teen Israel Trip Alumni with Birthright Israel Alumni and Young Adults from the Pew Survey. Research Success Technologies. September 2014:
  32. American Jewish Committee Public Opinion Polls 1997, 1998; see also, Sylvia Barack Fishman, Double or Nothing? Mixed Marriage and Jewish Families (Waltham, MA: Brandeis University Press, 2006), Chapter Eight.
  33. Sylvia Barack Fishman, “Generating Jewish Connections: Conversations with Jewish Teenagers, their Parents, and Jewish Educators and Thinkers,” in Jack Wertheimer, ed., Family Matters: Jewish Education in an Age of Choice (Waltham, MA: Brandeis University Press, 2007).
  34. David Eliezrie, “Pew Asked the Wrong Questions,” Times of Israel, the Blogs, October 17, 2013. accessed July 13, 2015.
  35. Tzvi Nightingale, “Aish Director: I am Chabad”, Collive Community News Service,, accessed July 13, 2015.
  36. Alan Cooperman and Greg Smith, “Explaining Pew’s Findings on Orthodox Jews”, The Jewish Week, October 21, 2013., accessed July 13, 2015.
  37. Sheskin, Ira, 2014 Greater Miami Jewish Federation Population Study: A Portrait of the Miami Jewish Community.
  38. Sue Fishkoff, The Rebbe’s Army: Inside the World of Chabad-Lubavitch, New York, Random House, 2005.
  39. Steven M. Cohen and Lauren Blitzer, 2008, “Belonging without Believing,” JCC’s of North America.
  40. Cohen and Eisen, The Jew Within.
  41. Herbert J. Gans (1979), “Symbolic Ethnicity: The future of ethnic groups and cultures in America”. Ethnic and Racial Studies, 2:1, 1-20.
  42. Schneur Zalman of Liadi, Liquttei Amarim (Tanya), Kehot Publication Society, Brooklyn NY (first ed. Slavita, Belorussia 1796), Part I, 36.
  43. Rachel Elior, Torat Ahdut Hahafahim: Hateosophia hamystit shel Habad, (Jerusalem: Bialik institute, 1993) pp. 120-121.
  44. Victor W. Turner, The Ritual Process: Structure and Ant-Structure, (Harmondsworth, UK: Penguin Books, 1969).
  45. Likuttay Amarim, Part I, 32.