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Jerome A. Chanes

Articles by Jerome A. Chanes

What’s “Orthodox”? A New Taxonomy

What is “Orthodox”? Is it “Haredi”? Is it “Mod­ern”? Is it “Ultra” (ugh)? Is it “Yeshivish”? A conversation with Alan Cooperman of the Pew Research

Orthodox “Retention” and Kiruv

We are swimming—indeed drowning—in the ink spilled on the data from the Pew Research Center’s 2013 study of American Jewry. Early reactions from the religious

Who Killed Religious Zionism?

Who killed Religious Zionism? How did it happen that the moderate, centrist, responsible Mizrachi of the 1950s and 1960s, the Mizrachi of Zerach Warhaftig and

Who Killed Hebrew?

Growing up in New York in the 1940s to1960s, in a Religious-Zionist family mixed in an odd way with Hashomer Hatza’ir, I was raised on

Gevaltism, Antisemitism and Hungary

“Gevalt! The goyim are after us! It’s the Second Holocaust! Jews are not safe in Hungary—or anywhere in Europe! My mother’s favorite story: Two Jews

Da’as Torah

Da’as-Torah—the idea that there is a “Torah view” on everything—has taken hold of the Orthodox world.  And how can it not?  If indeed the Torah,

Gedolim on Public Affairs

The idea that gedolim—the rabbinic leadership of an era—involve themselves in public affairs has always been a sensitive matter, complicated, not in the least by

Orthodox in America

An old saw about American Catholics of the 1970s and ’80s had it that “Catholics could not figure out whether they were Joe McCarthy or