About the Author

Jack Wertheimer

Jack Wertheimer is provost and professor of American Jewish history at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York. His recent contributions to Commentary include “The Rabbi Crisis” (May 2003) and “Jewish Security & Jewish Interests” (October 2004).

The Challenges Facing the American Jewish Community

What the latest Pew report, and the muted response to it, actually reveal about the state of the American Jewish community.

Jews and the Jewish Birthrate

Low fertility and high intermarriage are pushing American Jewry toward extinction.

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