A leader is one whose words not only describe reality, but whose words prescribe the future.
By Barbara Spectre
“I believe we are beginning to see the end of Jewish history in Europe”
Natan Sharansky, Jewish Chronicle (UK) July 25th
I am certain that it gave you no joy to have uttered what you said, in the wake of rising antisemitism and the discomfort of Jews in France, as well as increased aliyah to Israel. You suggested that the situation might herald not only the demise of the venerable French Jewish community but also of Jewish communities throughout Europe. That prediction must cause you pain, as I know of your deep dedication to Jews wherever they are.