The Shocking Decline of Religion in the U.S.

April 8 2021

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:

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More about: American Religion, American society, Decline of religion

For a Leading Israeli Anti-Zionist, the Plight of Two Peoples Is Less Important Than Her Moral Preening

Founded in 2004 by IDF veterans, Breaking the Silence aims to expose the supposed wrongdoings of the Israeli military in the West Bank. In her recent Hebrew-language book Who Do You Think You Are?, Yuli Novak, who served as the group’s director until 2017, reflects on the internal turmoil she has experienced in the ensuing years and explains how she came to reject Zionism altogether. Einat Wilf finds the book cliché-ridden and solipsistic, while the author comes across as a “petulant child.” Moreover, writes Wilf, Novak’s argument rests on false premises:

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More about: Anti-Zionism, Breaking the Silence, West Bank