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Is Intermarriage Good For The Jews?

Despite dire predictions, interfaith marriage has actually increased the number of Jews in America. But are the children of these unions rejuvenating Judaism or are they Jews in name only?

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George Maislen (left), president of the United Synagogue of America, presents an award to Martin Luther King Jr. (center), "for translating the prophetic vision of Abraham Lincoln into a living reality" in November 1963. Heschel looks on on the right.

In a new book, historian Julian Zelizer '91 explores the life, thought and political activism of Abraham Joshua Heschel, a giant of 20th-century Judaism.

An 1892 antisemitic cartoon depicting Jews as streaming into New York City and supposedly taking over.
University Professor Jonathan Sarna '75, MA'75, explains the origins of one of the notorious chants at the 2017 “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.
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Top scholars in the field of Jewish education offer research-based methods and techniques to improve instruction at Hebrew and Jewish day schools.