Only in New York
New York has a strong future for Jews because New York, in its best aspects, is attractive t...
New York has a strong future for Jews because New York, in its best aspects, is attractive to the vitality that characterizes Jews; to the ambition, to the striving, to the intelligence. All the good things that I see in our people are exemplified in a city rather than a bucolic life; and so, I think that there will be Jews in New York for some time to come. It will be a magnet for bright people, Jews as well as others. They all don’t have to be engineers, doctors, lawyers, and nuclear physicists; but for that reason, New York will be attractive to them, and there will be a strong Jewish community, and we’ve got to support that Jewish community.
*Comments taken from Oral History, recorded on November 3, 1981