What would you say about how to change the world?
Why does Judaism value education so much?
How are educational values embedded in our tradition?
It’s not possible to improve on the eloquent words of a master writer and teacher, the Former Chief Rabbi of the U.K.
Rabbi Sacks writes a series of articles on the Torah portion of the week entitled “Covenant & Conversation”.
I encourage you to get acquainted with his writings; they will stir you.
When I read something written so beautifully, that exquisitely states Judaism’s mission of perpetuation through education, all I can hope for is that others like you will read it too.
Education has been the key to our survival, and that notion is at risk.
We’ve often gone for the glitz and forgot the substance.
I’m not bemoaning the loss of old ideas, worn out ways of doing things, or suggesting that we return to unsuccessful models.
But I am saying that whatever we do, we must do it in the name of education.
In today’s world, ‘content is king’.
How fitting for us at this time. We have permission to offer our teens real substantive content.
If we focus on this, we will guarantee a healthy future.
This must be our unified message.
“The Mesopotamians built ziggurats. The Egyptians built pyramids. The Greeks built the Parthenon. The Romans built the Coliseum. Jews built schools.”
Rabbi Jonathan Sacks continues: …..”that is why they alone, of all the civilizations of the ancient world are still alive and strong, still continuing their ancestors’ vocation, their heritage intact and undiminished.”
Click, Read, Learn….may your efforts continue our tradition.