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Israel is under attack -Do we care?

I wrote this originally in June of this year...it seems more appropriate now than ever

When the Second Jewish Commonwealth was declared in 1948, there were Jews in America who were not sure whether to cheer or pretend not to care. 1948. What I call the “Sha Still Generation.” It was a time of meekness in the American Jewish psyche.

A time when Jewish parents would take their young daughters to get their noses bobbed so they “wouldn’t look so Jewish.” When families changed their names from Cohen to Kane so they could more easily “fit in.”

It took some time for Jews here to realize the impact an...


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