Missing In Action

Where, O Where, Did They Put the Future?

In 1960, at the Manhattan-based Union of American Hebrew Congregations, the central body of Reform Judaism, someone decided to create a time capsule to be opened at the millennium. A number of world figures were asked how things would be different in the year 2000. Israeli Prime Minister DAVID BEN-GURION predicted that the Soviet Union would be transformed into a "free and democratic" country and that there would be peace between Arabs and Israelis. Lyndon Johnson, then a Senator, saw the end of racial segregation in America. ELEANOR ROOSEVELT foresaw a Jewish President. Today, because the union is moving offices, it...

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