What New Jews (and Those Curious about Judaism) Can Do for Existing Jews

Decade by decade, they can transform the face and energize and re-moralize the base of Jewish societies everywhere.





Members of the Bnei Menashe community arrive at Israel’s Ben Gurion Airport on March 22, 2018. Yossi Zamir/Flash90.
Last Word
Nov. 25 2019
About the author

Ofir Haivry, an Israeli historian and political theorist, is vice-president of the Herzl Institute in Jerusalem and the author of John Selden and the Western Political Tradition (Cambridge). He served as chairman of the Public Advisory Committee for Examining Israel’s Approach regarding Worldwide Communities with Affinity to the Jewish People, appointed by Israel’s ministry of Diaspora affairs.


In my Mosaic essay, “The Restoration of the Jewish People.” I addressed the welcome challenge posed by an amazing contemporary phenomenon. I described that phenomenon as follows:

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