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The Jewish Holiday You've Never Heard Of

Lev Raphael | Posted 04.06.2015 | Religion
Lev Raphael

Today is Tu B'Shevat, Jewish Arbor Day, the "New Year for trees." This is a minor Jewish festival and of all the Jewish holidays, probably the one most people have never heard of. Its name translates as the 15th of the month of Shevat.

Pew to the Rescue: Saving Jewish Demography

Diane Tobin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Diane Tobin

The American Jewish community is just starting to come around to the notion that the point of surveys is not to track decline, but to understand where we as a community are going and to help direct it.