May 25, 2006

American Judaism likely to become more conservative

The American Jewish Committee is expecting the entire Jewish community to move in a conservative direction.

More Jewish leaders in the future are going to come from the most traditional segment of the Jewish population, Orthodox Judaism.

Orthodox Jews, though the minority among Jews, are the most engaged.

Sixteen percent of adult Jews aged 18 through 29 are Orthodox. That is almost twice the percentage of Orthodox Jews aged 35 through 39.

The American Jewish Committee says “young Orthodox Jewish adults are likely to be a much larger group in the future, especially in the context of earlier marriages, higher percentages of young Orthodox adults being married, and higher fertility.”

Visit the American Jewish Committee's website for more details.
Click HERE for it.


Anonymous Bob Farrell said...

Following the lead of the Catholics?

12:29 PM  
Blogger Owen of 4 blogs said... maybe Catholics will follow, not to Judaism but to being more conservative. We could use a few more conservative Catholics in Canada, that much I know.

1:21 PM  
Anonymous Bob Farrell said...

Oh...and one more thing, I blame JPII.

1:26 PM  
Blogger Father Stephanos, O.S.B. said...

The future of the priesthood in the U.S. is already a strongly conservative future.

In 1998, here (in the following link) is what the New York Times observed.
Orthodox Seminarians

In 2004, the Los Angeles Times (in the following link) observed the same thing.
New Breed of Priests

1:45 PM  
Anonymous Andrew S. said...

Father, do you think this will make them easier or harder to convert?

6:22 PM  
Blogger Father Stephanos, O.S.B. said...

A more orthodox and conservative Judaism is a stronger Judaism with a stronger sense of identity.

6:38 PM  

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