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Orthodox Jews are Exploding and others are disappearing

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Submitted by David Eidensohn (United States), Apr 18, 2016 at 19:44

You missed a major factor. A few years ago Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashev passed away at the age of 102. He left behind a thousand progeny, something that was picked up by the secular media. The secular Israel and American leave very small progeny but the Orthodox like me who have ten children who have ten children who have ten children are here to stay.

This is a major factor in all deeply religious people, population. Orthodox Jews have family in Israel, a lot of it, thank G-d, and they are one. Just talking about Conservative and Liberal blocks is not the whole story.

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Daniel Pipes replies:

I did not miss this, rather it's a complex topic that does not fit a very short analysis. But you are right that the rise of the Orthodox Jews is full of implications for the longer term. I took this up at http://www.danielpipes.org/2370/the-future-of-judaism

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