Last month, The Jerusalem Post published a sobering story by its reporter Judy Siegel-Itzkovich, who paid a brief return visit to the United States 26 years after having immigrated to Israel. Fretted Judy:
“U.S. Jews have enjoyed a magnificent century of surging wealth, political and cultural influence, and primacy in scientific research, medicine, the media, and many other professional fields. But I fear they have passed their peak and entered an irreversible decline.”
I respond in my column this week:
What Siegel-Itzkovich and other pessimists miss is the sense of Jewish reinvention that is alive and well in Jewish life and the historical perspective that suggests Jews don’t “survive” as much as they adapt.
Read the whole thing here.