"A study published last week in the United States challenges the
prevailing assumption that American Jews have become alienated from
Israel in recent years, and particularly the assumption that the younger
generation is less attached to Israel than their parents' generation was
at their age."

--, March 10, 2008

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Seattle’s Jewish Community Grew 70 Percent in Last 15 Years, Tablet Magazine, February 5, 2015

Study: Seattle’s Jewish population soared 70 percent since 2001, JTA, February 3, 2015


Seattle’s Jewish population jumped by 70 percent, study finds, The Seattle Times, February 2, 2015

The Sky Is Falling! The Sky Is Falling! A reanalysis of last year’s important Pew Study contradicts persistent alarmism about ‘vanishing’ American Jewry, Leonard Saxe, Tablet Magazine, December 3, 2014 

Jews in Middle America fret about attracting Millennials, USA Today, November 3, 2014

Ten Takeaways from Pew, Leonard Saxe, ejewishphilanthropy, November 21, 2013

Living on the Edge: Economic Vulnerability in the Jewish Community, Fern Chertok and Daniel Parmer, ejewishphilanthropy, November 20, 2013

'Christmas Tree Rabbis' Take Place in Faith as Intermarriage Grows, The Forward, November 15, 2013

Pew Confesses: The News Wasn't as Bad as It Looked, The Forward, November 14, 2013

The Pew Research Center Responds to Tablet, Tablet Magazine, November 13, 2013

New Analysis of Pew Data: Children of Intermarriage Increasingly Identify as Jews, Ted Sasson, Tablet Magazine, November 11, 2013

Brandeis: Economic instability has risen dramatically in the Greater Rhode Island Jewish community, The Jewish Voice, October 25, 2013

Did We Get It Wrong? Reframing the Pew Discussion, ejewishphilanthropy, October 22, 2013 

The Bay Area Jewish community’s ‘disappearing’ act,, October 10, 2013

Pew Findings Reject Bleak Narrative of Jewish Decline, Forward, October 7, 2013

Pew survey of U.S. Jews: soaring intermarriage, assimilation rates, JTA, October 1, 2013

New U.S. Jewish population figures may allow community to ‘get beyond the numbers,' JNS, October 1, 2013

American Jewish Attachment to Israel Resilient, Tablet, October 1, 2013

Survey Says American-Jewish population rises to 6.8 million, Haaretz, September 30, 2013

U.S. Jewish population substantially larger than previously estimated, EJewish Philanthropy, September 30, 2013 

Peter Beinart's False Prophecy, Tablet Magazine, March 26, 2012

Who Cares about Israel?, Mishpacha, March 19, 2012

Research shows no link between political views and emotional ties to Israel,’ Interview with Ted Sasson,  Rosner's Domain Jewish Journal, February 24, 2012

The End of Jews "Distancing" from Israel? (Yeah, right), Rosner's Domain Jewish Journal, February 14, 2012

Study: Jewish Numbers on Rise, Jewish Advocate, February 3, 2012

U.S. Jewish Population Pegged at 6 Million, Forward, January 17, 2011

Who Are American Jews?, Leonard Saxe, Forward, November 3, 2011

Jewish Professional versus Jewish Demographers, Jerusalem Post, November 3, 2011

Is the "distancing discourse" an active driver of "distancing?" (Part 2), Jerusalem Post, October 25, 2011

How Many US Jews and Who Cares, The Jewish Week, October 25, 2011

Notes on Socio-Demography Conference (Part 1), Jerusalem Post, October 24, 2011

Socio-Demography Conference Opens Today, ejewishphilanthropy, October 23, 2011

Gauging Birthright's Effect, Jewish Week, February 15, 2011

The Growth of American Jewry, Leonard Saxe, Jerusalem Post Magazine, December 27, 2010

Jewish Continuity? Visit Israel, Jerusalem Post, December 23, 2010

New Study Finds More Jews in the United States than Previously Thought, Forward, December 23, 2010

U.S. Jewish population larger than thought, survey shows, JTA, December 22, 2010

The Hot Topic: Reports of Demise, Makom, Haaretz, September 6, 2010

American Jews 'Still Connected' to Israel, Jerusalem Post, September 5, 2010

Poll: US Jews 'still connected' to Israel, Ynet News, September 4, 2010

Brandeis Study on American Jewry's Attitudes to Israel, Contentions, Commentary Magazine, September 3, 2010

Study: US Jews Still Support Israel, Arutz Sheva, September 2, 2010

Study: US Jews Are Not Growing Disenchanted With Israel, Haaretz, September 2, 2010

American Jews Remain Attached to Israel, Study Shows, JTA, September 2, 2010

Survey Says Young Jews Do Care About Israel, Forward, September 1, 2010

Free Israel Tours Bolster Ties with Young Jews, Boston Globe, August 26, 2010

Estimates of Religious Populations Require a Bit of Faith, Wall Street Journal, August 14, 2010

Elusive Numbers, U.S. Population by Religion, Wall Street Journal (The Numbers Guy Blog), August 13, 2010

The Myth of Alienation and Apathy, The Forward, June 9, 2010

Focus Groupies, Slate, June 8, 2010

Wrong Numbers, Tablet Magazine, May 28, 2010

Changing Images Muddy Picture of Zionism/Israel, The Jewish Week, May 26, 2010

Curing the Israel Estrangement Syndrome, Foreign Policy, May 21, 2010

Rosner's Domain: It might be Beinart's story, but is it the Jewish story? Jerusalem Post, May 23, 2010