Staying Jewish

“Through the story of the Jews God is telling the world that a nation need not be big to be great. Small groups can make a large difference. Which is why Jews have contributed to most fields of human endeavour out of all proportion to their numbers.”

“But that places an enormous responsibility on each of us. The future of Judaism is in our hands, and to a people as small as ours, every life makes a significant difference. Every loss is a tragedy.”

“Don’t leave. Don’t give up. Don’t abandon your faith, your people, your history, your heritage. Stay and contribute. Stay and argue. Stay and bring the Jewish world a little closer to what it ought to be.”

Letters to the Next Generation 2: Reflections on Jewish Life