Sometimes, I question whether or not the Jewish organizations play a finite game, where organizations and foundations pick winners and losers and where professionals jockey for influence, or an infinite game, where all of us join together to ensure the Jewish future. Today, eJewishPhilanthropy published an article I wrote about what it means for Jewish organizations and Conservative Judaism to embrace Judaism’s infinite game. You can read the article by clicking on this link.
Tu B’Shevat challenges each of us to see every living being as something worthy of complete attention and care. And if we are to treat every living being with that level of attention lest we forget the majesty of God’s world, then it follows that we must give the highest amount of care to every Jew our congregations wish to serve.
Today, The Times of Israel published an essay I wrote about what it means to put people first on Tu B’Shevat. You can read the article by clicking on this link.