Although their values represent a minority, the politically-correct gatekeepers rule Israeli consciousness through all the un-elected power hubs in the country: academia, media, the justice system, welfare systems, government bureaucracy, and the defense system.
With Avraham’s circumcision and their divine covenant--bris--established for all time, there was no longer a relationship of "formailty," between Avraham and HaShem, there was a new intimacy--a friendship.
Our nation, which was once led by prophets and sages, is today led by media pundits and wealthy moguls. So instead of searching for that Divine Fire, we pursue the fires of power and wealth. Yet,the embers of the Divine Fire are still flickering...
With his combination of yeshiva and secular education, he was the ideal person to articulate Orthodox Judaism to a generation of Upper West Side, American-born men and women eager to accommodate Judaism with American culture and values.