Under Trump, the world's two largest Jewish communities, in Israel and in the U.S., face dangers that just months ago would have been unthinkable.
For Daniel Gordis's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
The absurdity of a UNESCO resolution that denies any historical Jewish connection with the Temple Mount in Jerusalem may end up giving Israel a rare upper hand at the U.N.
Israelis will soon face an uncertain future without their founding generation, who always surmounted the seemingly unsurmountable.
The refusal of an Egyptian athlete to shake his Israeli counterpart's hand is symbolic of the Arab street's continuing rejection of the legitimacy of the Jewish state.
The latest round of Palestinian violence with is costing Israel far more than the human toll.
To many Israelis, the Obama administration has become synonymous with betrayal of Israel.
Despite the hundreds of thousands of guns legally and illegally owned in Israel, Israelis kill each other with firearms at a small fraction of the rate of Americans.
The Israeli government virtually ignores the nation's Holocaust survivors, a quarter of whom live in poverty.
The gap between American and Israeli Jews is growing as Israel becomes more Middle Eastern and less European.
The upcoming Israeli election will almost certainly prove to be much closer than what Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ever imagined it would be.