The Jewish "elites and the rank & file..." - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • bat yam
    • 06.07.07 | 16:38 (IDT)

    It is very interesting that a prognosis for Jewish continuity is offered by this gathering of the "high and mighty" that in a true sense represent only themselves and not the rank and file of Judaism. From Israel, the discredited political elite, who remain in their positions only because of their dishonest political machinations while the "super wealthy" Jews, who to their great credit have magnanimously contributed much of their wealth to the welfare of Jews worldwide, have in many (most?) instances been thoroughly derelict in passing on Judaism to their own families and progeny. They attempt to tell the rest of us what we already know and can see with our own eyes. But who are absent from this "illustrious" gathering? It is those who truly represent the guarantee of the continuation of Judaism both in Israel and the rest of the world ? the "spiritual" giants, the common folk "Rabbis" (not the charlatans) who constantly remind us and our children that we must practice and pass our Jewish values and love of Israel to our children. Just look around and see the growing religious families devoted to both Judaism and Israel. No the prospects for us will not come from a group of "elites" meeting here or there. The prospects for Judaism & Israel from both internal as well as external threats will come from the rank and file Jews practicing that which is Judaism and has been for the last 3 millennia and aided from above.

    from the article: Policy planning institute: Future of Jewish people is not assured
    First published 00:00 06.07.07 | Last updated 00:00 06.07.07
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