There are only two issues of overwhelming importance facing the American Jewish community today: the survival of Israel in the face of Iranian and Iraqi nuclear, biological and chemical terror, and the survival of the American Jewish community itself, in the face of intermarriage, assimilation and general ennui. The rest, as the saying goes, is commentary. Or something even less than that.
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