Making Space for Priorities

“We have to make space for the things that really matter: relationships, marriage, the family, being part of a community, celebrating, giving thanks, being part of a tradition and its wisdom, a faith and its blessings, giving to others and sharing with them our joys and grief.”

“There has to be room in life for something bigger than us, larger than self-interest and longer than a lifetime. There are times when we have to let the soul sing, to express gratitude and know that what we have is God’s gift. That’s what living Jewishly does. It structures our lives around the things that matter – the things that are important but not urgent, and therefore tend to be neglected until it is too late.”

Letters to the Next Generation 2: Reflections on Jewish Life