If we examine what is happening to the Jewish state we will be amazed not so much by the actual events taking place but perhaps more so, by the remarkable gap between the world"s expectations of Israel - the state of the Jewish people and the visible results. Why are there no more leaders left in Israel? With every election, people continue to lose hope that a leader will eventually emerge who will be able to extricate the society from crisis. All the potential leaders have already been tested in the capacity of acting prime ministers, but the persona everyone is waiting for has not even appeared on the horizon.The mystics are quick to argue that this absence of leaders has been brought down upon the Jewish nation to punish it for some kind of sins.Yet the situation is perfectly clear even without resorting to mysticism. One must simply grasp the influence of replacing Aliyah with immigration and repatriation on the formation of the Jewish elite.