How America's Idealism Drained Its Jews of Their Resilience https://mosaicmagazine.com/essay/history-ideas/2020/10/how-americas-idealism-drained-its-jews-of-their-resilience/

In Israel and in traditional communities, life and liturgy don’t run away from hardship. Most American Jews prefer to think on the brighter side, but that comes at a high cost.

October 5, 2020 | Daniel Gordis
About the author: Daniel Gordis is the Koret Distinguished Fellow at Shalem College in Jerusalem and the author, most recently, of We Stand Divided: The Rift Between American Jews and Israel.

Memorial objects outside Pittsburgh’s Tree Of Life Synagogue on August 7, 2019, a year after the synagogue was attacked. Jeff Swensen for The Washington Post via Getty Images.

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