The population of American religious adherents of Judaism was estimated to be approximately 5,128,000 or 1.7% While denied the ability to vote or hold office in some areas, Sephardic Jews became active in community affairs in the 1790s, after achieving political equality in the five states where they were most numerous.
Until about 1830, Charleston, South Carolina had more Jews than anywhere else in North America.
Why that is the case is one of the questions Naomi Schaefer Riley probes in her new book, “’Til Faith Do Us Part: How Interfaith Marriage is Transforming America” (Oxford University Press).
One of the main reasons, Riley finds, is that the older people get, the more likely they are to intermarry — and Jews tend to marry older than Americans generally, according to the 2000-01 National Jewish Population Survey.
Jewish Humor Central is a blog to start your day with news of the Jewish world that's likely to produce a knowing smile and some Yiddishe nachas. Last week we wrote about Bill Dana, the comedian who brought laughter to so many viewers while appearing on TV shows with Ed Sullivan, Milton Berle, Steve Allen, Danny Thomas, Imogene Coca, and Martha Raye.
It's also a collection of sources of Jewish humor--anything that brings a grin, chuckle, laugh, guffaw, or just a warm feeling to readers. We had a good reaction to the post and requests for more like it, so here's a follow-up.
More than 60% of all employed Jews are in one of the three highest status job categories: professional or technical (41%), management and executive (13%) and business and finance (7%). Schwab Founder of the Charles Schwab Corporation Prof.
Its Law of Return grants the right of citizenship to any Jew who requests it., Yehudim (pl.), in origin the term for a member of the tribe of Judah or the people of the kingdom of Judah.We don't mind the festive lights (although please, turn them off before midnight, I'm trying to sleep...).NEW YORK (JTA) – Over the past half century, intermarriage has become increasingly common in the United States among all religions – but among Jews at the highest rate.In addition to issues with census methodology, disputes among proponents of halakhic, secular, political, and ancestral identification factors regarding who is a Jew may affect the figure considerably depending on the source.Israel is the only country where Jews form a majority of the population.