Orthodox Judaism Today

With rising numbers and increasingly stringent observance, Orthodoxy thrives even as it faces challenges.

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In the near future, Orthodoxy can expect to see continued growth and vibrancy. As more Jews become attracted to it, and as Orthodox communities retain their higher-than-average birth rates, Orthodoxy can also expect to become an increasingly large percentage of the total number of Jews. And it can also expect to continue the debates over Orthodox Jews' place in the modern world and the place of modern notions such as feminism in Orthodox Judaism.

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Michael Kress

Michael Kress is the executive editor of Parents.com. He was also the the VP of Editorial and Managing Editor at Beliefnet and the founding editor-in-chief of MyJewishLearning.com.