On January 4, 2019, Jonathan Weisman wrote an op-ed for the New York Times titled, “American Jews and Israeli Jews Are Headed for a Messy Breakup: Is the world ready for another Great Schism?” In their first Clergy Suite Conversation of the New Year, Rabbis Nickerson and Frimmer take a closer look at the article and explore the “schism”, as well as the challenges and opportunities that present themselves for Diaspora Jews in the 21st century looking to make a meaningful connection with their homeland.