Oct 22, 2020

So moved by my conversation today with dear friend and co-editor Sarah Tuttle-Singer about our new book series, When We Turned Within (Volumes 1 & 2).

So moved by my conversation today with dear friend and co-editor Sarah Tuttle-Singer  about our new book series, When We Turned Within (Volumes 1 & 2). The experience of swimming in the hearts and souls of the 165 contributors to Volume 1 and the 107 contributors to Volume 2 has been at once overwhelming, grief-full, inspiring, and a profound honor. My deep thank to Sarah and our fellow authors for offering of themselves so purely and freely. Here's to looking back at these moments and seeing how care translated into pages, and from pages into the world we share.

When We Turned Within (Vol 1): amazon.com/dp/B089TS37YP
When We Turned Within (Vol 2): amazon.com/dp/B08L9S68T4

Living on an ark can be lonely. What can we learn from Noach's experience to support our own? #Torah #Noach #AloneTogether #BuildOnLove

 

Oct 21, 2020

Honored to hold these voices in my hands.

 


Honored to hold these voices in my hands. I feel the hearts of parents and teachers and nurses and poets and cantors and rabbis and journalists and bakers and grandparents. And our precious children. These words are our best attempts to honor the memories of those we’ve lost and our written commitments to be agents for change, for hope, for healing. Hinenu: We are here.
May this book be a source of comfort and strength and healing and love. May we reclaim the headlines with the shocking good we'll do. May it be said of us by generations to come that we did better than survived: we cared deeply for ourselves, for each other, and for our fragile world. May the decisions we make during these days make our descendants proud.
When We Turned Within (Vol 2): amazon.com/dp/B08L9S68T4
When We Turned Within (Vol 1): amazon.com/dp/B089TS37YP

Leadership Torah for today from Rabbi Jonathan Sacks


"It is not enough to be righteous if that means turning our backs on a society that is guilty of wrongdoing. We must take a stand. We must protest. We must register dissent even if the probability of changing minds is small. That is because the moral life is a life we share with others. We are, in some sense, responsible for the society of which we are a part. It is not enough to be good. We must encourage others to be good. There are times when each of us must lead."

- Rabbi Jonathan Sacks