Wicked Son

Betrayal: The Failure of American Jewish Leadership

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American Jews are under assault, their institutions under siege, and their leaders are failing to protect them due to conflicting ideological loyalties and a deficit of courage. 

Betrayal loudly rings the alarm for a somnolent American Jewry. Read it and wake others.”
—Daniel Pipes, President of the Middle East Forum

“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

This bookperhaps the first devoted to this topicdocuments the devastating failure of the Jewish establishment, including its leaders and major donors, to defend and protect American Jews as antiSemitism surges across the country. It is a collection of essays by writers who care about the welfare of the Jewish community. Some of the essayists are prominent, some are local activists
engaged in ongoing battles to defend the community. Some essays offer analyses, others give disturbing, indepth accounts of the failures themselves. All of them rebuke the Jewish leaders and institutions who have abandoned their responsibilities. While Jewish leaders cling to a utopian belief system which comports with their naïve political ideology, the ugly reality their mindset ignores only worsens. Betrayed by their leaders, the essayists argue, American Jews require new, strong leadership.

The book itself is an expanded version of a collection published in the Spring 2022 issue of White Rose Magazine, a publication which promotes classical liberalism in the face of political extremism and is named in honor of the antiNazi White Rose resistance movement.

Featuring Essays by: Jonathan S. Tobin, Richard A. Landes, Joshua Block, Rebecca Sugar, Caroline B. Glick, Naya Lekht, Richard Kronenfeld, Bruce D. Abramson, Thane Rosenbaum, Morton A. Klein, Alan M. Dershowitz, Rabbi Cary Kozberg, M. Zuhdi Jasser, William A. Jacobson, Johanna E. Markind, Rebecca G. Schgallis, Karen D. Hurvitz, Joanne Bregman, Lauri B. Regan, Dr. Amy Rosenthal, Josh Ravitch, Henry Srebrnik, and Ben Poser