Dignity of Difference

“Jews were different. They still are different. Judaism is about the dignity of difference. Throughout history Jews were the only people who consistently refused to assimilate to the dominant culture or convert to the majority faith. Jews were often a minority to teach the world that God cares about the rights of minorities. And to teach all of us that the majority is not always right, nor is the conventional wisdom always wise.”

Letters to the Next Generation 2: Reflections on Jewish Life