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

RyanM Wrote: Jun 20, 2012 5:37 PM
If Israel is their number one issue they should move there and join the IDF instead of expecting the US Armed Forces to be an auxiliary to the IDF.

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...