By Jonathan Sacks
The most famous non secular thinkers of our time concerns a decision for international Jewry to reject the self-fulfilling snapshot of “a humans on my own on this planet, surrounded through enemies” and to reclaim Judaism’s unique experience of function: as a associate with God and with these of different faiths within the endless fight for freedom and social justice for all.
We are at risk, says Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, of forgetting what Judaism’s position is in the worldwide venture of humankind. over the last thousand years, Jews have lived via persecutions that may have spelled the tip of so much international locations, yet they didn't see anti-Semitism written into the cloth of the universe. They knew they existed for a function, and it was once now not for themselves on my own. Rabbi Sacks believes that the Jewish humans have misplaced their manner, that they should recommit themselves to the duty of constructing a simply international within which the divine presence can reside between us.
Without compromising one iota of Jewish religion, Rabbi Sacks broadcasts, Jews needs to stand along their friends—Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, and secular humanist—in protection of freedom opposed to the enemies of freedom, in confirmation of existence opposed to those that desecrate existence. and so they may still do that to not win neighbors or the admiration of others yet since it is what a humans of God is meant to do.
Rabbi Sacks’s robust message of tikkun olam—using Judaism as a blueprint for repairing a less than excellent world—will resonate with humans of all faiths.
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