Anti-Semitism has risen dramatically in America over the past several years. But American Jewry’s problems are not only external. American Jews face enormous internal challenges too, including below-replacement birthrates, unsustainably high rates of intermarriage, and a shallow and attenuated relationship with Jewish texts, the Hebrew language, and religious ideas. Can U.S. Jewish communities rise to answer these challenges, and what will it take for a Jewish rebound in the United States? In this brief lecture, the prolific columnist and author Caroline Glick analyzes the dilemmas that Jewish Americans have before them and asks if American Jewry has a strategy to confront its troubles.
Caroline B. Glick is a senior columnist at Israel Hayom, Israel’s largest circulation newspaper and is syndicated to scores of Jewish newspapers and web publications worldwide. She was previously the senior contributing and chief columnist for the Jerusalem Post, and a senior columnist for Maariv and Breitbart. She is the author of The Israeli Solution: A One State Plan for Peace in the Middle East, (Crown 2014) and of Shackled Warrior: Israel and the Global Jihad (Gefen 2008). The Israeli Solution was endorsed by leading US policymakers including Vice President Mike Pence, Senator Ted Cruz and National Security Advisor John Bolton. Shackled Warrior was endorsed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and former CIA director James Woolsey.
Glick has received numerous awards for her commentary. Among others, she received the Ben Hecht award for Middle East reporting from the Zionist Organization of America, the Abramowitz Prize for Media Criticism by Israel Media Watch, the Guardian of Zion award by Bar Ilan University and the Courage of Zion Prize for Zionist pioneering by the Moskowitz Foundation. Glick blogs at her website www.carolineglick.com and on her Facebook author page.