Ask Professor Burge 5 – The Trump Administration, Atheists and Jewish Peoples, and Sexual Partners

— By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Professor Ryan Burge‘s website states: “I am an Assistant Professor of Political Science as well as the Graduate Coordinator at Eastern Illinois University. I teach in a variety of areas, including American institutions, political behavior, and research methods. My research focuses largely on the intersection between … Continue reading

Interview with Jamie Ireland of the Congress of Secular Jewish Organizations

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Jamie Ireland is a member of the Congress of Secular Jewish Organizations. Here we talk about humanistic, secular Judaism. Scott Douglas Jacobsen: What is family background, e.g., geography, culture, language, and religion or lack thereof? Jamie Ireland: I grew up in California, we speak English, Secular Humanistic … Continue reading

Interview with Terry Waslow – Executive Director, Congress of Secular Jewish Organizations

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen “Terry Waslow was raised in a secular Jewish home. She became an active participant in the Jewish secular community in the mid-1990s when she enrolled her children in the Jewish Children’s Folkshul. She began attending the annual CSJO conferences in 2000 and has attended regularly since. Terry … Continue reading

Canadian and American Jewish Identity

— By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Religion News Service reported on some surveys in the recent past about demographic and statistical facts about the Canadian Jewish population. The author of the article joked about “Canadaphilia” or a “longing to be a Canadian… or, to be even more precise, a longing for the … Continue reading

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