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The Vanishing Jew

What can we do to keep the Jewish people connected to Judaism?

Published: March 8, 2008


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Visitor Comments: 100

(99) anonymous, April 18, 2014 4:15 AM

FREE JEWISH DAY SCHOOLS! problem solved! :)

ok well maybe not exactly, but it would certainly be a step in the right direction.

(98) Anonymous, February 28, 2012 7:44 AM

Rabbi -I think the main reason is becuase people do not trust you

Trust it at the foundation of any type of relationships. People questions the motives of Rabbis, organizations. Is it power, money...is it pure? is it really because you love me and others.. I think first start from the problem and then you can get the answer. How can people feel loved more, with out trust -love lime in a relationship vanishes. I think the main problem is trust, ask, find, look inside.. and discover what are reasons why so many do not trust. I do not know you.. but you come across as sincere. I stopped reading your emails an videos because you once made fun of other ( the yeshivah world) and I am sure you mock others. It is ok to laugh - it is great to have fun and laugh. But if you want to build trust for look inside..and those are where the asnwer usually lie.

(97) naftali weinberg, September 3, 2009 5:23 PM

true ahavas yisrael is the only way to keep the jews together

we need a massive international program to emhasize being warm to all jews. the only element that can keep jews together is ahava. the program must comcentrate on the doing aspect ,really showing the love and care for the next person. its a winner every time. it will need need center all over the world like chabad. a jew must know that he has a place to go to when in need and he will be welcomed warmly always . it cam be done .

(96) Anonymous, June 3, 2008 12:12 AM

I think the youth needs to be more informed about Judaism and its belief system. Today''s world is revolved around science a lot and that''s what the youth tends to believe in. I know that because I am myself currently a college student. In one of the articles on Aish.com I read that Judaism is not based on faith alone, that you have to know that there is G-d. That it encourages people to ask questions and ponder around for answers. The youth should be aware of this. Researching, analyzing and finding answers in Judaism will bring people back to it.

(95) Anonymous, May 1, 2008 2:28 AM

BECOME MORE WELCOMING

MOST SYNAGOGUES DO NOT FEEL LIKE "HOME" AND IS USUALLY A BIG TURN OFF TO A SECULAR OR "SPIRITUAL", BUT UNRELIGIOUS JEW. PERHAPS WE CAN LEARN SOMETHING FROM OTHER PLACES OF WORSHIP, LIKE ASHRAMS AND BUDDHIST TEMPLES WHERE SO MANY OF OUR PEOPLE IN FACT DO FEEL COMFORTABLE. FRANKLY, IT IS NOT A TURN OFF ONLY TO THE SECULAR JEW--THE MAJORITY OF SYNAGOGUES IN LARGER CITIES ARE NOT PARTICULARLY WELCOMING TO ANYONE. THAT'S SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT AND ACT UPON.

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