Talk:American Jews

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Recent Jewish immigration to America[edit]

3 nationalities: French, Mexican and South African, have increasingly immigrated to the US in recent years. French Jews from France often settle in and around Miami FL, due to the pharmaceutical industry. Mexican Jews either in San Antonio TX part of the "Mexodus" to middle and upper-middle class Hispanic/Latino sections of the city and also in the Los Angeles metro area, although Mexican immigration to the US declined in the past decade. And South Africans since Apartheid ended in 1994, they either move to Florida or California, they're involved in the pharmaceutical and jewelry business trades. France is currently the largest European Jewish population (outside Russia), while Jewish (Eastern European and Israeli) immigration to Germany and the UK are known, and South Africa once the 10th largest Jewish nation in the world, not far behind Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Of course, Israel became the only Jewish majority nation after WW2, replaced Poland (from 3-3.5 million in 1939 to estimates from 5,000-50,000 today) as the world's highest number of Jews.

Florida is now thought to have the largest Jewish community in the US and the world outside of Israel (estimated 2 million in the state) surpassing NY state (esp NYC, between 1 to 1.5 million in the city alone) and New Jersey ranks third-NYC metro has 2.5 million. Other states known for large Jewish communities: Conn, Mass, Penn and MD in the Northeast, Chicagoland and Metro Detroit in the Midwest, and increasingly in Atlanta, Las Vegas and Phoenix. Over 1.2 million Jews live in CA (an earlier decline in the 1980s/90s reversed in the 2000s/10s), and Jewish populations are thought to have tripled since 2000 in Colo (Denver), UT, Ore, WA state (Seattle), OK and Tex. 67.49.89.214 (talk) 00:49, 29 September 2016 (UTC)

Politics[edit]

In the Politics section there's a statement that "As American Jews have progressed economically over time, some commentators have wondered why Jews remain so firmly Democratic and have not shifted political allegiances to the center or right in the way other groups who have advanced economically, such as Hispanics and Arab-Americans, have." While it's true that Jews did not shift political allegiances to the right as economic advancements occurred, the "source" for "some commentators" is one commentator and it's not an article that explains the factors related to this. It's an advocacy piece written in a biased way that questions why Jews stick with the "Democrat Party." In order for that statement to be justifiable, it should have legitimate sources that address "some commentators" discussing the factors related to this rather than the opinion of one person that Jews shouldn't be firmly "Democrat." I suggest that somebody find legitimate citations, since it is a real issue, but in their absence the statement doesn't belong. Hagrinas (talk) 20:25, 11 October 2016 (UTC)

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Felix Frankfurter interviewed Jan Karski[edit]

Frankfurter, who worked for FDR, was sceptical.Xx236 (talk) 07:51, 5 January 2017 (UTC)

I give up. What does this comment have to do with improving this article? - SummerPhDv2.0 03:24, 6 January 2017 (UTC)