American Jewry

A diverse community of the adherents to the Jewish faith in the United States, currently numbering some four million.

WILL THE bonds with the Diaspora break?
It’s time for Israel to reconnect with Diaspora Jews

Israelis are beginning to understand the importance of the voices of their diaspora brothers and sisters.

By TANI FRANK
24/10/2020
A member of the audience looks on wearing a United States-Israel themed custom suit during the AIPAC
Is it too late to salvage the US and Israeli-Jewish relationship?

Israel should be important because it advances American security interests.

A roll of I Voted Early stickers are seen at a polling site at the Milwaukee Public Library
4 Jews running for Senate in 2020 including 2 who could help turn it blue

Here’s what you need to know about their backgrounds, big issues, backers and chances of winning in November.

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
23/10/2020
Trump and Biden’s top Jewish advisers make their case 12 days before vote

Trump strategic adviser Boris Epshteyn and Biden Jewish engagement director Aaron Keyak both answered similar questions to make a case for their candidate.

Arieh O'Sullivan and his father Efraim listen to radio news reports during the Yom Kippur War, Octob
Making Aliyah - during the Yom Kippur War

In honor of Aliyah Day on 7 Heshvan, a longtime oleh recounts the first time he saw Israel.

By ARIEH O’SULLIVAN
22/10/2020
Who are the true Zionists in Diaspora Jewry? – opinion

Liberal Judaism in America is fading altogether, and that the values that they have espoused are not penetrating the average American Jew.

By RABBI PESACH LERNER
22/10/2020
Jewish support for Biden higher than for Clinton, Obama - J Street poll

Only 22% of Jewish voters support US President Donald Trump in both states.

21/10/2020
Former vice president Joe Biden (Left) and US President Donald Trump (Right)
American Jews say Biden better for US-Israel relations - poll

The survey focused on a wide variety of topics of interest to American Jews, ranging from the 2020 US presidential election, Israel-US relations, Iran and Jewish identity.

20/10/2020
Birthright Israel members attend the Celebrate Israel Parade in New York City, 2019.
Why liberal Jews didn't support their cause in the World Zionist Congress

The deeper issue is what the US Zionist election can tell us about current and relevant challenges facing the Jewish people.

By DAVID ELIEZRIE
19/10/2020
The JDC office in Jerusalem
JDC announces Ariel Zwang as new CEO

The announcement comes following months of internal strife and factional tension in the JDC regarding the search for a new CEO.

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