OF COURSE Jews have been sinking into the 'abyss' of assimilation -- and presumably have been doing so for millennia. Conversely, other people have emerged from the 'abyss' to come to think of themselves as Jews -- see Charlemagne's bishops complaining about Jewish landowners converting their tenants. It's called history. Live with it.
Fear of rioting, disorder at Temple Mount prompt restrictions on Muslim worshiper (Haaretz)