Engagement with the World

“Judaism is not an escape from the world, but an engagement with the world. It does not anaesthetise us to the pains and apparent injustices of life. It does not reconcile us to suffering. It asks us to play our part in the most daunting undertaking ever asked by God of mankind: to construct relationships, communities, and ultimately a society, that will create a home for the Divine Presence. And that means wrestling with God and with men and refusing to give up or despair.”

Jacob’s Destiny, Israel’s Name (Vayishlach, Covenant & Conversation)