The author responds to the points raised in the previous Journal article by Mervin Verbit, entitled "Structural Conditions of Jewish Continuity in America." He rejects Verbit's suggestion of a new American Jewish polity "which is dominated by religious and intellectual leaders." Such a system is "unreal and impractical," not giving voice to the multiple perspectives and backgrounds of American Judaism. The Jewish community of the 1970s will not be bound together by a only a sense of common commitment but rather by an embrace of diversity and the establishment of a collaborative, inter-organizational structural. Ultimately, this broad coalition will be able to express the Jewish community's unique yearnings and aspirations, laying the groundwork for a new Jewish society in a new decade.