“The inescapable conclusion is that, at least in the Diaspora, the Jewish people are in a demographic decline.
We are shrinking and becoming older.
If nothing dramatic occurs to reverse these trends, it may be that the Jewish community should no longer concern itself with building schools, but with constructing more old-age homes and larger cemeteries”
–Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz
From an essay “Jewish Demography: An Alarming Trend” by Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz