Rabbi Pruzansky: America's Got 10-15 Good Years Left
Rabbi Steven Pruzansky, a prominent scholar, rabbi, and on the board of the Beth Din of America, has penned a piece where he bemoans the American election results and concludes the following:
Two bright sides: Notwithstanding the election results, I arose the morning, went to shul, davened and learned Torah afterwards. That is our reality, and that trumps all other events. Our relationship with G-d matters more than our relationship with any politician, R or D. And, notwithstanding the problems in Israel, it is time for Jews to go home, to Israel. We have about a decade, perhaps 15 years, to leave with dignity and without stress. Thinking that it will always be because it always was has been a repetitive and deadly Jewish mistake. America was always the land from which “positive” aliya came – Jews leaving on their own, and not fleeing a dire situation. But that can also change. The increased aliya in the last few years is partly attributable to young people the high cost of Jewish living in America. Those costs will only increase in the coming years. We should draw the appropriate conclusions.Read the whole thing.
If this election proves one thing, it is that the Old America is gone. And, sad for the world, it is not coming back.