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August 27, 2015 12:41 pm

Pew Report: Orthodox Jews Resemble Evangelicals More Than Other Jews

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Orthodox Jews more closely resemble evangelical Christians than other American Jews, according to a new Pew report. Photo: WikiCommons.

JNS.org – A new report published by the Pew Research Center claims that Orthodox Jews more closely resemble evangelical Christians in their religious and political beliefs than other American Jews.

“Indeed, in a few ways, Orthodox Jews more closely resemble white evangelical Protestants than they resemble other U.S. Jews,” the report stated.

According to Pew, Orthodox Jews tend to identify as Republicans and take more conservative positions on social issues such as homosexuality than most other American Jews, who tend to be more politically liberal.

“For example, similarly large majorities of Orthodox Jews (83 percent) and white evangelicals (86 percent) say that religion is very important in their lives, while only about one-fifth of other Jewish Americans (20 percent) say the same,” Pew said.

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The center added, “Roughly three-quarters of both Orthodox Jews (74 percent) and white evangelicals (75 percent) report that they attend religious services at least once a month. And eight-in-ten or more Orthodox Jews (84 percent) and white evangelicals (82 percent) say that Israel was given to the Jewish people by God – more than twice the share of other American Jews (35 percent) who express this belief.”

While Orthodox Jews only comprise about 10 percent of the estimated 5.3 million Jewish adults in the U.S., their numbers are rapidly growing, according to Pew. Orthodox Jewish adults are on average a full decade younger than the median age of other Jewish adults (52), and bear at least twice as many children as other Jews (4.1 versus 1.7). Additionally, 98 percent of Orthodox Jewish parents say they are raising their children Jewish, compared with 78 percent among other Jewish parents.

If this trend continues, Orthodox Jews “gradually could shift the profile of American Jews in several areas, including religious beliefs and practices, social and political views and demographic characteristics,” Pew concluded.

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  • DACON9

    WHAT? EXCUSE ME…
    JEWS RESEMBLE XTIANS?

    I understand you are quoting the ‘pew research.
    ‘pee you’ is the correct name.

    torah and Judaism has been in existence one thousand nine hundred years before any insane mythical pagan cult came on t he scene. WAIT! LET ME HELP YOU …that’s 1900 years earlier then the deadmangod.

    Let me breakdown what I am saying.
    REPUBLICAN? RESPECT? SOCIAL ISSUES? HOMOSEXUALITY?
    American jews? EXCUSE ME… THE PROMISCURITY COMES FROM ISRAELI jews..notice lower case?
    Stemming from the kibbutz to the mixed army to the communist/socialist outlook learned from the Russian and german jews.

    NO YOU GOT IT WRONG…
    Lets go back to my opening upset.
    Xtians copied JEWS then xtians altered, edited, mistranslated rewrote modernize much like the xtian conservative and reformed/deformed jews.

    NO ABSOLUTLY NO WAY JOSE DO JEWSLOOK LIKE OR FOLLOW THOSE XTIANS.
    ITS THOSE XTIANSLEARNING FROM THE TORAH JEWS WHO BRING MORALITY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE AND ENVIORMENTAL CONCERNS TO THE WORLD.
    ITS ALL IN THE TORAH…..

    POLLS ARE TAKEN AS PAID PROPAGANDISTS”
    “Indeed, in a few ways, Orthodox Jews more closely resemble white evangelical Protestants than they resemble other U.S. Jews,” the report stated.
    ….well the poop is coming to town….

    THIS ARTICLE CLOSES WITH PEEYOU CONCLUSIONS….
    Orthodox Jews “gradually could shift the profile of American Jews in several areas, including religious beliefs and practices, social and political views and demographic characteristics,” Pew concluded.

    YES AND?
    ORTHODOX JEWS are following the way of xtians?…..
    ”or” the following of xtians by jews is growing….

    MOSES WAS AN ORTHODOX JEW
    KING DAVID KING SOLOMON ALSO….

    JEWS HAVE BEEN ORTHODOX
    wayyyyy before the xtian mangods and
    supportive creative writings
    violated G-DS WORDS ,,,

    “””I AM NOT FLESH,I AM NOT A MAN”””

    my point?
    I object vehemently that any comparison of TORAH Judaism to XTIAN IS AN ABOMINATION TO THE ENTIRE JEWISH HISTORY

    They can say..
    xtians REMEMBERED and brought some of Jewish roots
    forward.
    THIS BRINGS A WHOLE DIFFERENT MEANING

    while I am at it..
    THERE IS NO SUCH THING as a
    westbank or east Jerusalem or arabs called palsitinian
    or ancient arab palsitinian history before 1965

    YOU LIBERAL JEWS AND missionary xtians…
    JEWS ARE THE LIGHT THAT YOU WILL FOLLOW…
    YET YOU INSIST ON MISSIONAIZING TO BRING JEWS
    INTO YOUR DARKNESS.
    EVERY JEW YOU TAKE,,HASHEM PUNISHES YOU GREATER..
    YOU XTIANS AND LIBERAL JEWS SHOULD LEARN
    WHAT THE”ONE G-D OF ISRAEL” WANTS
    and not what you dfream and cry for.

    HASHEM SAID OPENLY SIMPLY… IN TORAH
    “SEPARATE FROM THE OTHER NATIONS”
    NOT INTERGRATE

  • A more accurate headline would be:

    Non-Orthodox Jews Resemble Episcopalians More Than Jews

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