The author examines the problems faced by rabbis since the 1970's. The coming to power and influence of a generation affected by the anti-intellectual and anti-authority mood of the late 1960's, led to both secularism and "religious consumerism". Congregants have been transformed into judges, and rabbis must meet their needs. This situation has produced discontents among the rabbis, and in many cases led them to leave the pulpit.
In Commentary Magazine vol.79, issue 5 (May 1985).