Adam Milstein is one of the most well known Jewish philanthropists and activists. Besides being a highly successful real estate mogul, with years of experience that eventually culminated in him being appointed as the managing partner of Hager Pacific Properties, a firm that has millions of dollars’ worth of portfolio in the United States, he also gives up a large bulk of his time and money to support his fellow Jews.
Adam Milstein works on promoting Jewish pride. He believes that pride and courage are essential for the continuation of the Jewish people. In an article that he wrote for the Jerusalem Post (by the way, the Jerusalem Post ranked Adam Milstein among the top fifty influential Jews in the world, together with people like Chuck Schumer, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sarah Silverman, and Benjamin Netanyahu), he explained why this is so.
Adam Milstein explains that forces have been rising from all sides to oppose Israel and to fight the Jewish people. There are people from the radical left, who are overtaking the college campuses and starting BDS movements across the country. There are people on the radical right, who are organizing white supremacy marches in places like North Carolina. There are those on the side of radical Islam, which seeks to wipe Israel off the map and eliminate the Jews.
To combat this, Jews have to stand up. Winston Churchill said that failure is not fatal, and that it is the courage to continue that matters. This is how the Jewish people have survived for thousands of years.
We need to build up the courage to continue. Jewish students on college campuses need to have the courage to stand up for Israel and for their Jewish identity. Jewish people have to have the courage to stand up against antisemitism. There is only one way to get courage, and that is by having pride in who you are and what you do. That is why we need to instill pride in Jewish people about their Jewishness.