I am often asked why Jews went like sheep to the slaughter during the Holocaust. The question falsely assumes it was possible to resist, but Jews failed to do so.
Whatever our age, we must never stop learning; the quest for lifelong learning is vital. We can use the knowledge to better ourselves and to understand the world to decide how we must act.
In a dramatic shift, the Jewish people has gone from being a worldwide people to being a first-world people.
Looking back over the past 10 years, Jewish communities around the world have embraced Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month in February.
Although American Jews widely admired both George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, Lincoln was the first president to have extensive social contact with Jews in the U.S.
Say it when the priests go eat the sacrifice.
Say it when the stars appear.
Say it until midnight.
Say it before dawn.
Say it in the morning light.
Say it when you rise, when you lie down,
in the desert, in walled cities,
Recently, members of my temple demonstrated at a Wendy’s, urging the company to join the Fair Food Program to ensure living wages and safe conditions for farm workers.
Learn how Indonesia’s Jewish community – spread across six islands spanning nearly 3000 kilometers – recently tripled the number of Torahs available in the country.
The progress the Jewish community has made around inclusion is to be commended – but it’s important to be consistent with a message of inclusion, and not to confuse the concepts of diversity and inclusion.