Central Florida's Independent Jewish Voice

Legacy planning should make sure Jewish organizations survive

By Mike Leven

ATLANTA (JTA) — My library has the popular book “21 Lessons for the 21st Century,” in which Yuval Harari — a Jew, an Israeli and an acclaimed author — states that the Jewish people don’t have a reason to exist anymore. They’ve finished what they had come here to do by contributing to a range of fields, from philosophy and ethics to science and the arts.

Harari consistently downplays the role that Jews have had in shaping the world.

“Jews may be a very interesting people,” he writes, “but when you look at the big picture, you must realize that they have had a very limited impact o...


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