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‘New York Jew’: No Longer Synonymous With ‘Liberal’

Joseph64 Wrote: Jun 20, 2012 11:50 PM
They are the only functioning Democracy in the Middle East, that is what they have done to make them our greatest ally in that part of the world. The fate of Israel IS our business because when Armageddon comes those who are against Israel will fall under the wrath of God and those who favor Israel will be blessed by God.

A version of this column appeared originally in THE DAILY BEAST.

Ethnic stereotypes generally bear some connection to reality, but the well-established image of the “New York Jewish Liberal” looks less relevant than ever before, based on rapidly changing demographics of the nation’s largest Jewish community.

A new study conducted by the secular, charitable organization dedicated to serving all Jews in the region (United Jewish Appeal-Federation of New York) found a sudden, startling surge in the Jewish population that was fueled almost entirely by “explosive growth” in Orthodox communities. The report shows that among young people in particular, Jewish...