The betrayal of America's Jews
A new book is a desperate wake-up call for a community sliding off the cliff-edge
I spoke in Jerusalem last Sunday at the launch of Betrayal, a book of essays edited by Charles Jacobs and Avi Goldwasser about the egregious failure of America’s Jewish leadership to defend the Jewish people.
The book is the flag-carrier of the Jewish Leadership Project, which Jacobs and Goldwasser have launched to expose the community’s leadership to public shame and pressure. Through such a campaign they hope to produce leaders who will dump the current supine and compromised approach and instead stand up effectively against Jew-hatred, shoring up the US Jewish community which is currently throwing itself off the edge of a cultural cliff.
The gathering heard a chilling account from Jacobs himself about the scale of the catastrophe engulfing American Jews and the equally catastrophic failure of the community’s leadership to confront it. It also heard from Professor Richard Landes, who had some jaw-dropping anecdotes about the dismissive responses he got from certain Jewish leaders over the years when he tried to alert them to the scale of the onslaught against the Jewish people that was steadily unfolding.
You can catch my own remarks about 39 minutes into the recording below.
My next speaking engagement will be in Los Angeles over Shabbat June 9/10, when I will be the guest speaker at the Beverly Hills synagogue.
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