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What Will the Jewish World Look Like in 2050?

In May 1964, Look magazine predicted Jews in the United States would disappear by the year 2000. The popular magazine folded seven years later—and despite numerous dire predictions, America’s Jews didn’t disappear.

What will the Jewish future look like in 2050? We asked demographers, historians, sociologists, geographers and other experts to weigh in.

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Remaking the Modern-Day Synagogue

For Dovi Scheiner, a synagogue is a place for prayer and pilates, for coffee breaks and comedy and film screenings. 

But perhaps most importantly, it is a living room.

Image: Dror

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Book Review: 'Twenty Girls to Envy Me: Selected Poems of Orit Gidali'

 

Orit Gidali is among the top-selling poets in Israel, and the window she opens onto women’s life is rarely glimpsed in Israeli literature.

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Book Review: 'A Horse Walks Into a Bar'

David Grossman, author of A Horse Walks into a Bar, "is especially well known for his ability to reach inside a character’s skin to explore patterns of thinking, secrets and fantasies, which he pokes at, like the boy in this book who rides in an old car and prods a finger through an upholstery hole until he detects foam rubber."

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