When I think about the long-term impact COVID-19 is going to have on communal Jewish living, all of these experiences, and so many more, come to mind
As an Iranian Jew, I take pride in the warmth, hospitality, and intense affection and love that is displayed in my community.
Now comes the reckoning. The flattening of the Jewish world is both thrilling and terrifying.
In this time of great adversity, we have the greatest opportunity to start to fix the biggest crack in our communal foundation.
We are, it turns out, our brother’s — and sister’s — keeper.
The decisions we make today will reverberate in the years to come and have the potential to create a feedback loop of transformation and growth.
People who rarely engaged with Chabad are expressing a need to connect with others and, also, with the deeper, spiritual part of themselves.
I worry now more than ever about bubbles; the ways we are self-selecting our communities in ways that only amplify our own views and preferences.
Our core values of individual responsibility to G-d, of building family and community, of just laws and free civil society, those will not change.
No longer will the choice be between tuition and family vacations and savings; it will be between tuition and mortgage payments and food on the table.