An excerpt from The Ruined House.
A visit with Hillel Halkin.
Not everything depends on us Israelis; but much does.
Why Israel is the foundation upon which the house of Jewish culture can be most safely built.
Dear Hillel: Don't you think that Israel needs American Jews to help it withstand the campaigns of hate it faces?
A new-old paradigm is taking hold in Israel: a secularism based on a renewed embrace of Judaism.