When Judaism Fails: A New Roadmap for Jewish Success
An ambitious and thoughtful attempt to identify opportunities for us, the Jewish People, to start on a path toward achieving our potential.
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Rabbi David Wolpe, one of the legendary Jewish sages of our time, has implied that Judaism’s current biggest obstacle isn’t external, saying: “The greatest threat to Jewry is within Jewry.”1
If we want the Jewish People to succeed — as a people, not just individually or in groups — we need to understand why we are not achieving our potential.
In this essay, I took on the thorny challenge of identifying the Jewish People’s internal impediments, doing so with two useful tools: experience and history.
The result is an ambitious and thoughtful attempt to identify seven opportunities for us, the Jewish People, to start on a path toward achieving our potential.
Here we go: