Some people of Jewish heritage have forsaken their ancestors by totally ignoring Jewish culture and religion. Not Adam Milstein! Adam Milstein shows his zest for Jewish identity by supporting organizations that help Jewish people to get a leg up in the world. He supports fellow Jews through his organization, the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation, an organization that he founded with his wife, Gila.
He is super-duper pro-Zionist, which means that he is avidly pro-Israel. He is in favor of anything that favors the well-being of the state of Israel. With passion, he keeps a close eye on international affairs to gain an understanding of the Jews’ position in the world and where they are heading.
“Why I’m Optimistic About The Jewish Future In America,” is an article that he wrote for Jpost. In the article, Adam Milstein describes how he feels that there is a promising base of young Jews in America who are enthusiastic about Jewish identity.
It’s worth it to read his article, though it is also just as worth it to read the comments that people posted in response to the article. Judging from the comments, it seems that many people have developed negative, Debbie-downer attitudes when it comes to Jewish identity in America. Some people say that it is useless to have hope about the future of Jews in America, because Judaism and Jewish identity are on a steep decline. The vast majority of Jews in America are scattered among various sects of Judaism that are not considered to be the official sect.
However, Adam Milstein is not wrong to say that there is a reason to be hopeful because there really is a following of young Jews who are up to fight for and defend their Jewish identities. There may not be a lot of them, but there really aren’t that many Jews in America, to begin with.