Religion: Jews with Nobody to Worship

To the "polydox, "even Reform Judaism seems right wing

No Jewish community has ever had more distinguished, respected or prosperous members. No Jewish community has experienced less antiSemitism. No Jewish community has enjoyed more religious freedom. Yet American Jewry is in a desperate state of crisis." So says Rabbi Alvin J. Reines of Cincinnati, who is convinced that by the year 2100 the American Jewish community could dwindle from today's 5.8 million to fewer than 1 million—below the point of significance.

Reines is not alone in his pessimism. Jewish survival is a perennial topic...

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