From Prince to Muhammad Ali, there were some heartbreaking losses this year.
Eleven percent of UK Jews reported that they considered leaving their home country following the January 2015 Paris attacks. Statistics aside, without a Brexit of anti-Jewish attitudes in the UK, lovers of Zion are right to ask if there is any place for them in their native country's future.
"Empathy suffers from jet-lag -- it often wakes up only after it's no longer possible to do anything to help," said my father, a man who lost many relatives to the holocaust.