In his Opinion piece about the need for Jewish organizations to support Jewish journalism, David Suissa claims that young Jews no longer attracted to ritual Judaism could become connected through reading Jewish newspapers (“Why Judaism Needs Journalism,” Jan. 2).
He claims that growing up in Morocco he participated in going to synagogue and other rituals that kept him attached to his faith. He fails to ask the question if young American Jews are so disconnected to the faith of their ancestors, why would they gravitate to reading a Jewish newspaper?
What has sustained Judaism is Jewish learning and rituals. It is also what binds us to our past. I would suggest that outreach — such as Chabad and the many other Jewish organizations like it — is the only hope we have.