“Throughout our history, and in almost every country of our dispersion — with the noteworthy exception of the United States — others have tried to destroy us with hate.
Today, however, the biggest problem — especially in the United States — is that we are being decimated by “love,” as, one by one, Jews are voluntarily surrendering their Judaism on an unprecedented scale.
Our response to this threat must also occur one-to-one.
At the seder, and every day, we must respond to our children’s curiosity with substance and we must meet their passion with our own.
We must assure that we live a Judaism that is fresh and vigorous and compelling, so that every generation will be able to establish itself as a first generation that is both wise and enthusiastic.”
From an essay, “Why is this generation different from all other generations?” by Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz