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The Jewish People celebrates, in 2018, 70 years of sovereignty. There are still many challenges confronting the Jewish state today. But at the same time, Israel can note that 70 years of independence had brought her to unfathomable heights of success beyond any dreams held at its founding. Diaspora Jewry is also highly successful. The disproportionate number of Nobel laureates, its material assets and cultural and political influence have opened doors that were closed for centuries globally. Paradoxically, with all this success has come a new set of challenges for the unity of the Jewish People. Many are attracted to the largesse of the general society, which may erode the circuitry connecting their present reality to their deeper ancestral roots .