Hockey legend Wayne Gretzky once said, “You’ll always miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” What is true in sports is also true for our efforts to build Jewish community in the 21st century.
If we want to harness the creativity and passion of young people that want to build our community in their own image, we must take risks. We need to develop a balanced communal appetite for risk, and we need better tools to understand and analyze it. This is central theme of my piece in the latest issue of the Peoplehood Papers, which aims to examine what we as a community can do to better nurture Jewish Peoplehood. A diverse group of Jewish leaders and thinkers were asked to weigh in on the topic and address some of the following questions.
- What are the key changes that need to be made to better the community’s ability to nurture Peoplehood?
- How can we overcome the challenges to a notion of collective Jewish identity?
- What is the role Jewish Peoplehood should play in Jewish life? Read More »