WHY IT HAPPENS
There is no clear answer as to why Jewish college students are losing their religion. Some argue that the problem is not specific to Jewish students; it is happening within all religious groups, such as Christians, Muslims, Hindus, and more. Young people these days simply do not have time for religion- it takes too much effort to go to Temple every Friday, or Church every Sunday. Many students have also become disillusioned with religion, either because it has not helped them find solutions to their problems, or because it has become very controversial. For example, religious arguments have been used to explain why gay marriage and abortion should not be legal, even though most students agree that they should be legal. Religious extremism also gives religion a bad name, and students simply do not want to be associated with any of that. When it comes to Jewish students, however, some argue that anti-Semitism may be the root of the problem.