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

Thanatos Wrote: Jun 23, 2012 5:07 AM
There was a saying and I don't know where it came from : Babies were baptised Catholic on Sunday and registered as Democrats on Monday. Unfortunately there are an awful lot of them of that ilk still out there and many are in positions of power. This Nun Bus thing is nothing more than Feminist Nuns out spouting the Socialist mantra.

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...