You know what they say about doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. Yes, it’s insanity. Nevertheless, Jewish leaders continue the status quo, despite the rise in antisemitism, perhaps hoping that the problem will just go away.
We established the North Carolina Coalition for Israel when we saw leaders of the Jewish community dig in their heels, doing things the way they have always done, despite ongoing losses for our community. NCCI understands that new approaches are needed to deal with the rise in Jew hatred we experience. One example of our “out of the box” approach is included as an essay (chapter 20) in the new Jewish Leadership Project (JLP) book “Betrayal.” We at NCCI are honored to have been included in this impressive list of essays about the failure of Jewish leadership and the danger this poses to our community. We are grateful for the support JLP has provided to us, and to other communities facing similar challenges.
Betrayal: The Failure of American Jewish Leadership
Jacobs, Charles and Goldwasser, Avi: 9781637588789 on Amazon Books
We encourage you to buy the book, read it, and share it with open-minded leaders in your community.
Below are a few comments in praise of the book:
“Betrayal loudly rings the alarm for a somnolent American Jewry. Read it and wake others.” – Daniel Pipes, President of the Middle East Forum
“It is a wake-up call that must be heard, internalized, and acted on by American Jews if they hope to turn back the hate-mongering sweeping over them.” – Kenneth Levin, psychiatrist, historian, and author of The Oslo Syndrome: Delusions of a People Under Siege
“If you think it’s time for the American Jewish community, its organizations, and its leadership, to have an honest, challenging, vigorous debate about where we are going—and what mistakes we have made—then read this important, illuminating, sometimes depressing, but ultimately inspiring, book.” – Gil Troy, Distinguished Scholar of North American History at McGill University, and editor of the three-volume set: Theodor Herzl: Zionist Writings