Jews in America

“Jewish security in America is strong, and is likely to remain so…”

America in 2016 is a country in which we make a distinction between whatever anti-Semitism is out there—and there is precious little, both behaviorally and attitudinally — and Jewish security, which is the ability of Jews, individually and as a polity, to participate in the society at any level. This is a crucial distinction. It is hard to find a Jew in the U.S. in 2016 who cannot participate in society because of anti-Semitic animus. Jewish security in America is strong, and is likely to remain so, because of the strength of our constitutional protections and because of the improvements over the past half-century in the social and economic conditions of the society.

Jerome A. Chanes, “Why Donald Trump Is Worse Than An Anti-Semite”, The Jewish Week (28 October 2016), 22.