Alan Dershowitz has suggested that at the end of the 20th Century, anti-Semitism has become substantially marginalized and that Israel is in fact, one of the most powerful nations on Earth. As a result, instead of the enemy of Judaism being external, it is internal. The enemy is assimilation in the Diaspora and increasing divisiveness in Israel. If this analysis is correct, what is the future of Judaism?
We are a people of faith. We are a people of learning. We are a people of tradition. We are a people of remembrance. The commitment made for the Endowment Book of Life is to provide continuity and longevity for these ideals.
When God spoke to Abraham and to Moses, they responded with the exact same words, “Here I am.” As individuals, as well as a community, by making a commitment to the future, we proudly state, “Here we are.”