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Did the orthodox really dip to 5%?

Reader comment on item: The Orthodox Future of Judaism

Submitted by Peter J. Herz (United States), Jan 28, 2005 at 12:27

How did they figure that only 5% of the world's Jews were orthodox back at the end of WWII? It's my impression that while Mizrahim don't go in for shtrimls [Chasidic hats] and 18th century Polish shtetl garb, their practice and approach to Judaism has never really undergone enlightenment.

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