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American Jews Losing Their Religion

22% now consider themselves non-religious Jews

(Newser) - America has by far the world's largest Jewish population of any country save Israel, but the proportion of them who consider themselves non-religious Jews has surged to 22%, according to a new poll. Around two-thirds of those interviewed did not belong to a synagogue and a third had a... More »

3 Kids Hit by Lightning at Camp

1 injured critically in open field in Indiana as storms roll through

(Newser) - A lightning strike in an open field hit three campers at a Reform Jewish camp in Indiana yesterday, injuring one critically, reports USA Today . Two 9-year-olds, a boy and a girl, as well as a 12-year-old boy, were hit in the lightning strike at Goldman Union Camp Institute. Camp counselors... More »

Beck Calls His Radio Show 'Recipe for Disaster'

And apologizes for making 'one of the worst analogies of all time'

(Newser) - Glenn Beck apologized on his radio program yesterday for comparing Reform Judaism to "radicalized Islam" earlier this week. "It was stupid," he said. "I made one of the worst analogies of all time." On Tuesday, Beck said that Reform rabbis "are generally political in... More »

God's No 'He' Man in Reform Judaism's New Prayer Book

Gender-neutral book took 20 years to develop

(Newser) - After 20 years of development, Reform Judaism's new prayer book hits the shuls in about a month with a gender-neutral text that eliminates references to God as "He." The new prayer book, "Mishkan T’filah," is intended to offer something for everyone, from those who prefer... More »

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