Failure of American Jewry - Your Voice

Failure of American Jewry

CHAIM JABLONOWSKI | Posted: Wednesday, September 30, 2015 10:00 am

Throughout history and over thousands of years, there always seems to be someone or some group or some government that desires to wipe us out. The startling reality of that fact was recently demonstrated by Rabbi Yerachmiel Milstein during a Discovery program at the Scottsdale Hilton. He pointed out that the two oldest existing calendars belong to the Jews and the Chinese. A few thousand years ago, both Chinese and Jews numbered approximately 11-14 million people. Today, there are approximately the same number of Jews while there are now approximately 1.5 billion Chinese. While our enemies have not succeeded in totally destroying us, we have been prevented by evil perpetrators from becoming as multiple as the stars, as promised in the Torah.  

I believe most people would agree that the current biggest threat of Jewish destruction comes from Iran, which repeatedly threatens to obliterate Israel and kill all Jews.  The current and ongoing nuclear deal with Iran seems to have brought out the best and the worst in our American Jewish communities and its rabbinic leaders. The reaction to perhaps the most serious existential threat to the Jewish people since Hitler has been quite stunning.

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