Bloomberg Features Focused Report On Beth Medrash Govoha


bmg-smallForget the teeth-gnashing already occasioned by a new study on Jewish identity in the U.S. by the Pew Research Religion & Public Life Project. The only thing every generation of Jews has in common is the conviction that it will be the last. What matters for the continuity of Jewish life is quality, not quantity. And in today’s America, Jewish intellectual, cultural, spiritual and religious life is flourishing. Case in point: Beth Medrash Govoha of Lakewood, New Jersey, known as BMG or simply “Lakewood” — one of the two biggest yeshivas, or Talmudic colleges, in the history of the world.

Read the full BLOOMBERG report here.

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  1. Wouldn’t say the two biggest in the history of the world: we know Rabbi Akiva had 24,000 talmidim. So Lakewood and Mir still have a way to go – and I would love to see them get there.