Adam Milstein is best known as a real estate investor and his involvement in Hager Pacific Properties. He is also a philanthropist, founding the Adam and Gil Milstein Family Foundation in 2000. He also serves as the Chairman of the Board at the Israeli-American Council, which he also played a part in founding. Adam Milstein is also a frequent writer, sharing his thoughts and ideas on Jewish life and culture.
Recently, Milstein shared an article on Times of Israel concerning how diaspora Jews and their commitment to Israel.
Milstein began by painting a short picture of Jewish history, talking about how Jewish leaders, David Ben-Gurion, Chaim Weizmann, Golda Meir, and Henrietta Szold created the necessary ground-work for the State of Israel. He then talked about Mordechai Anielewicz and Peter Bergson, who led the Jewish people against the Nazis during WWII.
Adam Milstein then moved on to modern subjects and the perils that the Jewish population faces today.
The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign is an effort to destroy the State of Israel. They are seeking to disrupt the relationship between the worldwide Jewish population and their home land. Adam Milstein believes that these efforts from the BDS campaign will ultimately be frivolous: the diaspora Jews will not agree with their extreme views.
Milstein mentioned the heroes of Jewish history because he believes it is time for a figurehead for the Jewish world to emerge now. The Jewish community needs a modern Mordechai Anielewicz or Henrietta Szold to lead the Jewish world through struggles such as the struggles with the BDS campaign.
“I have great hope and optimism,” Adam Milstein writes. “That these high-caliber leaders will emerge. This is because I meet them every day.”
Milstein then listed scenarios where he has encountered such individuals. As a philanthropists he has met these people. Some of them have just returned from pilgrimage, energized after first stepping foot in their home land. Some of them are his peers at the Israeli-American Council. A leader could even emerge from Jewish youth camps, Milstein explained.
Adam Milstein is a frequent contributor to Times of Israel.