We know how bad things are in France, but it’s not much better in Britain. Reuters reports, “A quarter of Jews in Britain have considered leaving the country in the last two years and well over half feel they have no long term future in Europe, according to a survey published on Wednesday.” And I am sure if we survey other countries in Europe the results will be similar. But here – well, things are different in the US, aren’t they? Things like that could never happen here, right?The current situation reminds me of the gemara in Gittin in the sugya about the churban where the gemara describes how there was a huge city filled with Jews and they were having a big celebration. The enemy attacked and started killing Jews on one end of the city while on the other end they were still partying, completely oblivious to what was going on. How long do you think the party here in the US will keep going?
I listen to talk radio when I drive and I read lots of conservative blogs and I have heard and read the same question time and again: why do Jews overwhelmingly support leftist politicians and their policies despite their obvious anti-Israeland anti-Jewish bias?
The wish I knew the answer.