The NJPS undercounted the number of Jews in the United States, at least compared to other respected studies like the General Social Survey.
The NJPS may have undercounted immigrant Jews, especially those from the former Soviet Union.
Although the Hartmans acknowledge many of these data problems in their text--and implicitly through their bibliography--they also call the NJPS "the largest survey of a national sample of American Jews ever conducted" (p.
The data is consonant with other research conducted on the NJPS base and conclusions drawn by lay and professional community leaders and policy makers observing trends in the American Jewish community.
These are troubling statistics, and the publication of the results of the 2000 NJPS will either confirm or disconfirm these projections.
We are now twelve years away from the original NJPS research of 1990, and the community has undertaken many initiatives based on that research.
After noting that NJPS
has "your pangs in childbirth" and Stern, "your pains of pregnancy" (Gen.
provides power to Uttrakhand, Jammu and Kashimr, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Rajasthan and Himachal Pradesh.
Waxman, a professor of sociology and Jewish studies at Rutgers and one of the more canny observers of American Jewish life, draws on the data from the 1990 NJPS
on baby-boomers--Jews between 26 and 44 years of age at the time of the NJPS
Like the NJPS
translators, the revising translators sought "to render the Hebrew text as they believed the original author of that text meant it to be understood" (TAMC Revised, xxviii).
In Part II, Uzi Rebhun, Sergio DellaPergola, and Mark Tolts, using NJPS 1990 and other sources, project the U.
Chaim Waxman examines the centrality of Israel in defining Jewish identity and, using data from NJPS 1990, notes that such attachment among baby boomers is lower than among those in older age cohorts.