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

Sword of Light Wrote: Jun 20, 2012 3:22 PM
Not what I meant, moshe. But I think you know that.

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...