American Jewish Heart Attack

Of all the most disturbing articles (and there are many) I may have ever read in The New York Times, perhaps nothing surpasses the sheerly terrifying article which appeared in today’s paper. According to a nationwide survey of Jews conducted by the Pew Research Center’s Religion & Public Life Project, 71 percent of non-Orthodox Jews intermarry.

66% of American Jews don’t belong to a synagogue, 25% don’t believe in God, and 33% had a Christmas tree in their home last year. If these statistics are indeed accurate, American Jewry has had a terrible awful heart attack. Indeed, in many ways, the non-Orthodox are on the verge of collapse.

What must our grandparents be saying? The deputy director of the Pew religion project said “Older Jews are Jews by religion. Younger Jews are Jews of no religion.” Simply terrible for anyone concerned with the future of Jewish life in America.
What further proof can there be that new Jewish leadership and thoughts in America are needed? Simply terrifying – and awestruck by the results of this survey.

Ronn Torossian is CEO of 5WPR, a leading U.S. PR Firm.

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Ronn Torossian is the Founder, President & Chief Executive Officer of 5WPR. Headquartered in New York City, the firm is one of the 25 largest independent public relations firms in the United States. 5WPR has been named “PR Agency of the Year” by the American Business Awards; and Ronn Torossian is the winner of the Silver Stevie Communications, Investor Relations, and PR Executive of the Year of the Year Award by the American Business Awards. Ronn’s book, “For Immediate Release: Shape Minds, Build Brands, and Deliver Results with Game-Changing Public Relations,” received rave reviews. He is a member of the prestigious Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and is an active board member of a number of non-profit organizations. Ronn Torossian is a frequently sought after communications expert, often appearing on FOX News, CNBC, Huffington Post, Time Magazine, and other major media outlets. He resides on the Upper West Side of Manhattan with his family. Email: Facebook: Ronn's Facebook Twitter: Ronn's Twitter Page
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