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40% of US Jews: G-d Gave Israel to Jews
Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/10/13 | Gil Ronen

Posted on 09/30/2013 10:35:51 PM PDT by Eleutheria5

ews in the United States are overwhelmingly proud to be Jewish, yet nearly one in five of them describe themselves as having no religion, according to a Pew Research Center survey published Tuesday.

The gap is generational, with 32 percent of Jews born after 1980 identifying as Jewish on the basis of ancestry, ethnicity or culture – compared with 93 percent of Jews born in 1914-27 who identified on the basis of their faith.

"This shift in Jewish self-identification reflects broader changes in the US public," said Pew's Religion and Public Life Project in a summary of its 210-page report.

"Americans as a whole – not just Jews – increasingly eschew any religious affiliation," with 22 percent of all Americans identifying with no particular faith, it said.

Nevertheless, 94 percent of respondents said they were proud to be Jewish, while seven out of 10 felt either very attached or somewhat attached to Israel, a proportion essentially unchanged since the turn of the 21st century, Pew said.

Forty percent believe that the land of Israel was “given to the Jewish people by God,” ....

(Excerpt) Read more at israelnationalnews.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Israel; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 40; americanjews; divine; israel
Sacrilege! Didn't they see Paul Newman in Exodus? It was the UN./sarc
1 posted on 09/30/2013 10:35:51 PM PDT by Eleutheria5
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To: Eleutheria5

How many Jews (or anyone else, for that matter) born from 1914 to 1927 are still with us?


2 posted on 09/30/2013 10:37:53 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the mainland US There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: Eleutheria5

Poor Arabs. Only 99.995% of the territory in the Middle-East, and so little place to find shelter.

Snark...


3 posted on 09/30/2013 10:38:51 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (This post coming to you today from behind the Camelskin Curtain. Not the Iron or Bamboo Curtain...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I don’t know. None at my house...


4 posted on 09/30/2013 10:39:20 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (This post coming to you today from behind the Camelskin Curtain. Not the Iron or Bamboo Curtain...)
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To: Eleutheria5

Stupid Jews.


5 posted on 09/30/2013 10:39:22 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: Eleutheria5
40% of US Jews: G-d Gave Israel to Jews

And 100% of liberals want to give it away.

6 posted on 09/30/2013 10:39:59 PM PDT by llevrok (Democrats are LAW-LESS because the GOP is Ball-Less)
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To: DoughtyOne

It’s not enough. We want Israel, Spain and Southern France back, and reparations from Richard Couer de Lion’s descendants.


7 posted on 09/30/2013 10:42:10 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Eleutheria5

Sad but true...


8 posted on 09/30/2013 10:43:50 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (This post coming to you today from behind the Camelskin Curtain. Not the Iron or Bamboo Curtain...)
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To: Eleutheria5

I thought Israel was a man who had 12 sons (tribes) and were given land wherein the southern end was give to Son Judah and Son Benjamin. The 10 other brothers were given the “northern” area after a split between the brothers.
I think they all were called Israelites.

Simplistic?

Now I have heard of a new jerUSAlem that became as a harlot who will be judged because she went whoring after other gods.

What happened to Judah and Benjamin? Babylonian captivity.

10 other brothers? Assyrian captivity.

All scattered to the four corners of the earth?


9 posted on 09/30/2013 11:36:21 PM PDT by Southern by Grace (kickbacks, bribes, maifia payoffs is how the D's get R' done!)
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To: Eleutheria5

That this number isn’t at least twice this, at 80%, is shameful.


10 posted on 10/01/2013 1:35:20 AM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (At no time was the Obama administration aware of what the Obama administration was doing)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder
The biggest skeptics in the world about Jews, Judaism and Israel are the Jews themselves. Always willing to fight for “JUSTICE” for other peoples and causes first before defending who and what they are. This comes out of assimilation and ignorance...its always been that way.
11 posted on 10/01/2013 2:21:21 AM PDT by Netz
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What is the connection? My mom was born in 1925 and thank G-d she is still kicking, still driving too!


12 posted on 10/01/2013 2:24:01 AM PDT by Netz
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To: Eleutheria5

AND WELL OVER 50% OF AMERICAN JEWS GAVE AMERICA TO THE FASCIST DEMOCRATS.....


13 posted on 10/01/2013 4:37:17 AM PDT by stockpirate (Build a gallows outside the US Capital and they will come..or we need to drag them to it..)
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To: Southern by Grace
All scattered to the four corners of the earth?

If the Erf is round, as so many claim, how can there be corners? And where, exactly, are these corners?

14 posted on 10/01/2013 4:56:01 AM PDT by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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15 posted on 10/01/2013 5:10:00 AM PDT by SJackson ( The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself. BF)
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To: SJackson

G_d will forget those who forget Him.


16 posted on 10/01/2013 5:44:47 AM PDT by ZULU (Impeach that Bastard Barrack Hussein Obama)
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To: Eleutheria5

I don’t have real figures for this, but it seems that 80% of the Jews I know voted for zero. How does that happen?


17 posted on 10/01/2013 5:55:58 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Eleutheria5

Jews ought to be proud of being Jewish. Jews have had a greater positive impact on the world than any other ethnic group period followed by English-speakers.


18 posted on 10/01/2013 6:51:21 AM PDT by Jabba the Nutt (Obama is an historic President. He's America's first 'Dear Leader' President.)
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To: Southern by Grace

Interesting recounting, but didn’t that contract contain punishment clauses and a perpetuity agreement by and between the parties, their heirs, etc.


19 posted on 10/01/2013 8:17:26 AM PDT by GladesGuru (uences)
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To: Eleutheria5; SJackson

I never understood why a Jew who is an agnostic, an atheist, a Buddhist in belief and practice, or even a Canaanite religionist or even a Gaia devotee, can immigrate to Israel as a Jew; but if he is a baptized believer in Jesus Christ, then -—poof -— he’s not a Jew and cannot immigrate.

Could somebody explain that to me?


20 posted on 10/01/2013 10:03:41 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("OK, youse guys, pair off by threes." - Yogi Berra)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

He is a Jew, no matter what religion he decides he believes in, even Islam or Satanism (there is a difference, I think). If that’s the way the State of Israel views it, they’re at variance with halacha.


21 posted on 10/01/2013 10:16:28 AM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: freeangel

That stereotype about Jews being smart? Don’t believe it.


22 posted on 10/01/2013 10:17:25 AM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Southern by Grace

The Menashites are back, having lived for 2,700 years around India and China. The Tribe of Dan is partially back from Ethiopia. The Bucharans are from the Tribe of Naftali. Levites and Cohanim are mixed with all the other tribes, including Judah and Benjamin. As for the remaining tribes, they’ll be along. I’ve heard that the fanatically Islamic Pashtuns might be from Efraim, and hope that’s just a bogus claim, very common in Afghanistan.


23 posted on 10/01/2013 10:25:14 AM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Eleutheria5

Thank you for this answer. I really don’t know much about it. I thought that the immigration rules in Israel were made by a board of Orthodox Rabbis, who (it seems to me) would be guided exclusively by halacha. But perhaps they themselves are in violation? It seems strange.


24 posted on 10/01/2013 10:31:28 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("OK, youse guys, pair off by threes." - Yogi Berra)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Rabbis have nothing to do with the running of the state, which is by a cabal of anti-religious socialistic liars, no matter who gets elected. And the religious parties have never had a majority. This year, they’re not even in the government, other than Bennett’s semi-religious party.


25 posted on 10/01/2013 10:35:56 AM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Eleutheria5
American Jews stand by Israel
(03AUG06)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1678564/posts


26 posted on 10/01/2013 10:50:06 AM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: Common Sense 101
If the Erf is round, as so many claim

"I quite realized", said Columbus,
"That the Earth is not a rhombus;
But I am more than a little annoyed,
To find it an oblate spheroid!"

(E.C.Bentley)

27 posted on 10/01/2013 1:11:36 PM PDT by thulldud (Is it "alter or abolish" time yet?)
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To: Mrs. Don-o; Eleutheria5
I'm open to correction on this, but I don't think the religious establishment has anything to do with it. As I understand the law, based in large part on the Reich, if you're "eligible" to be persecuted as a Jew, based on ancestry not faith, you can immigrate. If you've taken (and acknowledge) another faith, no, you can't, since you're not open to persecution as a Jew. Which is alive in 2013.

Not as much a religion thing as a persecution thing. I don't think Rabbis are involved at all.

28 posted on 10/01/2013 6:36:36 PM PDT by SJackson ( The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself. BF)
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To: SJackson

The Reich, I think, didn’t care if you took a different faith. They believed Jewishness was a genetic disease that had to be eradicated by killing all carriers of the gene.


29 posted on 10/01/2013 10:07:06 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Eleutheria5; SJackson
"As I understand the law, based in large part on the Reich, if you're "eligible" to be persecuted as a Jew, based on ancestry not faith, you can immigrate. If you've taken (and acknowledge) another faith, no, you can't, since you're not open to persecution as a Jew. "

Thanks for your answer, SJackson. I guess I'll have to look into this further when I get a chance, because it's complicated. For instance, consider that many thousands, maybe hundreds of thousands of people of Jewish ancestry were killed in WWII, even though they were baptized Christians, because to the Nazis they were racially Jews. It was a race thing, a race-euthanasia.

This is how a Catholic saint, Edith Stein, was killed, even though she was a Carmelite nun: she and her sister Rosa were arrested in the convent which was their home, put on a train to Auschwitz, and gassed the day they arrived.

At the time of her canonization as St. Benedicta, just a few years ago, there was a spate of controversy because the question was tossed about, "But was she killed as a Jew or as a Catholic? And, if as a Jew, can the Catholic Church claim her as a martyr?"

It's fairly clear from the record that Sr. Benedicta/Edith would have said "Yes, both.' But sometimes the person's own self-understanding is not taken as the last word.

30 posted on 10/02/2013 5:39:52 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("No one on earth has any other way left but -- upward.” - Alexander Solzhenitsyn)
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To: freeangel

Anti Christ sentiment.
That’s what supporting the left is, at its core.


31 posted on 10/02/2013 5:42:24 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: MrB

Sorry, I didn’t quite get what you are trying to say.


32 posted on 10/02/2013 5:47:30 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: freeangel

The reason that [liberal] American Jews vote for the left is the same as the reason they crucified Him - they reject Him as the Savior, and position themselves against His people today.
Ironic, though, because those people are the biggest supporters of God’s original people that you could find.


33 posted on 10/02/2013 5:53:12 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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