You criticize Jewish shrinks for being anti-family. Here's one Jewish person who regrets the fact that "a majority of American Jews endorse the policies that have destroyed the family unit."I include the whole WSJ letter, because the link may go bad:
Carol Simon Kamin (Letters, Nov. 8) has it wrong. There is no Jewish virtue to give free money to the able-bodied poor; the highest form of charity and justice is to set the needy up with a livelihood so they will be independent and not need more free money. The best way to prepare a person for independent adulthood is education in childhood.When I criticize Jewish shrinks, most of them do not even subscribe to the religious aspects of Judaism, as far as I know. They are like Sigmund Freud, who was an atheist but his his "Jewish origins and his allegiance to his secular Jewish identity were of significant influence in the formation of his intellectual and moral outlook".
The highest levels of poverty, despair and failing schools are found in urban neighborhoods, almost all under the political control of Democrats. One of the highest Jewish values is truth, but when Democrats advocate for more money for education, you may be sure they mean rich pensions for teachers and jobs for administrators, but not better schools for the children or educational choice for parents. When they accuse Republicans of cutting assistance for the elderly, they conveniently ignore the $750 billion that ObamaCare will take out of Medicare. It is also a blatant lie that Republicans aren't willing to feed the poor. Entitlement spending has risen under Republican as well as Democratic control.
Judaism reveres the family unit, but a majority of American Jews endorse the policies that have destroyed the family unit, especially among the poor, where single moms struggle to raise children, whose fathers are in prison or are just gone. It is pitiful that Jews, a tiny, persecuted group with a low birthrate, who lost more than a million children in the Holocaust not so long ago, apparently regard abortion on demand and taxpayer-provided contraception for all as more important values than God, Torah and love of Israel.
Cherry Hill, N.J.
In the recent election, Barack Obama got about 70% of the Jewish vote, down from 75-80% in previous presidential elections. Mitt Romney campaigned on strong support for Israel, and had the support of Jews like Sheldon Adelson who left the Democrat Party.
Glyn is correct. Jewish shrinks overwhelmingly support policies that are destroying the family unit. If there are any Jewish shrinks who openly and publicly oppose those destructive policies, please let know in the comments. Even non-Jewish shrinks have mostly adopted Jewish attitudes towards the subject, as Jewish influence has dominated psychology for a century.