He shall reconcile fathers with sons and sons with their fathers.
--The Book of Malachi
Even a biblical prophet could not have foreseen the cataclysms the 20th century would visit on the Chosen People. The Jews of Europe would come close to extinction in the Nazi Holocaust. Many of the traumatized survivors would be repressed and secularized by more than four decades of communism. The fathers would be forced to turn away from their faith, and their children would grow up in ignorance of it.
For all that, Malachi's prophecy is coming true. Fifty years ago last week, the...