Judaism is Like the Sun

“Judaism has been like a sun sending out rays in all directions while remaining in itself the source. Why? What was the source of its power? And how does that have to do with us, with you and me, here, now? The answer, I think, is that we tend to become what we believe. Experiments have repeatedly shown that when teachers have high expectations of their students, the students go on to do well. When they have low expectations, the students do badly. No religion, no culture, no civilisation has ever had higher expectations of the human person than Judaism – and that applies to you and me.”

Letters to the Next Generation 2: Reflections on Jewish Life