When my rabbi taught me how to do marriage counseling, he told me that one of the most important questions to ask a couple is, “How do you define a fair fight?” For me, the question of how to fight fairly defines the long-term health of the relationship, both for individual couples and entire communities. Today, I published a blog post for The Times of Israel about Passover and whether or not the Jewish Community has the courage to fight fairly. You can read the article by clicking on this link.
Until Jewish organizations develop a heartfelt and systematic interest in trying to understand and meet the needs of unengaged and under-engaged Jews, little progress will be made in stemming the tide of disengagement with Jewish life. Today, eJewishPhilanthropy published an article that I wrote with my friend and colleague Emily Winograd from The PresenTense Group on what Jewish organizations can learn by taking customer empathy seriously. You can read the article by clicking on this link.