Kvetching Aside, U.S. Jews Have Never Had It So Good

Contentious, pluralistic, with more non-white members, sometimes too ostentatious: The U.S. Jewish community's year was marked by growth - and the familiar ineptness of Israeli leaders delegated to 'connecting' with them.

With the Days of Awe upon us, American Jews will use the occasion to reflect on the health of their community. As President Shimon Peres likes to remind us,...