Speaking at Haaretz’s Judaism Conference, Trump’s ambassador to Israel says lack of ‘fluency’ in Judaism is the ‘greatest threat of all’

HAARETZ
‘Jewish Illiteracy’ Is the Biggest Threat to Diaspora Jews, U.S. Ambassador Friedman Says
by Danielle Ziri
May 27, 2020

U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman believes that too many Diaspora Jews are “illiterate” about Judaism, which he says is the “greatest threat of all” to the continuity of Jewish life outside of Israel. The ambassador made the comment during Haaretz’s Judaism, Israel and Diaspora conference held virtually on Wednesday. “The Jewish state, while not without issues, is growing: both religious and secular institutions are thriving, basic Jewish education is available to all and there is little risk of assimilation,” he said. “The same cannot be said for the Diaspora,” Friedman said at the conference…READ MORE

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