An old East European Jewish proverb states that, if you’re riding in a wagon driven by a Gentile and he doesn’t cross himself when you pass by a church, you should get out. The message is that in a society where Jews are vulnerable, a lack of religious faith only makes them more so. While Jews are more secure in America than their European compatriots of yesteryear, perhaps they should be no less troubled by some recent poll data, which Bryan Walsh describes:
The Shocking Decline of Religion in the U.S.
Israel’s Naval Shadow War with Iran Comes Out into the Open
Wednesday night, Israeli planes struck a weapons depot outside Damascus, reportedly killing three pro-Iran fighters. While such attacks have become both routine and widely known, the IDF has also been fighting the Islamic Republic at sea, a fact only recently brought to public attention because of an explosion on an Iranian military vessel on Tuesday. Ron Ben Yishai explains: