Jews & America

Chaim Amalek: “Nebech, such is the plight of the Jew who chooses to live outside of Eretz Yisroel, where he can be as nationalistic as he likes and know that it is the will of God that he be so.”

How much do Jews matter in the affairs of Europe? There are not enough to do much electorally, and they don’t have the influence over culture that they have in the US.

Most of the Jews I know are fiercely loyal to America. They or their ancestors came here as immigrants at a time when it was damn hard to gain entry into the US, and they are grateful. And they are opposed to all of our open borders nonsense.

They never saw it as a choice between being a Jew and being a patriotic American. They took it for granted that they were both. They are quick to criticize liberal Jews.

From the vantage point of New York and Los Angeles, I see Jewish power in decline. It is like looking at what has historically been a successful baseball team and realizing that 1. the team is getting pretty old 2. the owner is cheap and 3. no one decent is coming up through the farm system.

Secular Yidden of the sort who have run American culture (TV, movies, publishing) are now long in the tooth, fewer and fewer in number, and set to be replace by a tidal wave of orthodox Jews who do not share their world liberal view.

About Luke Ford

I've written five books (see My work has been covered in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and on 60 Minutes. I teach Alexander Technique in Beverly Hills (
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