Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel famously wrote: “A Jew is asked to take a leap of action rather than a leap of thought. He is asked to do more than he understands in order to understand more than he does.”
We must become committed and passionate participants in our own lives. We must battle injustice wherever and whenever we encounter it. We must take on the mitzvah of Tikkun Olam, the reparation of the world, in order to become full partners in our covenant with God.
Seize the Day (from Newsies) Music by Alan Menken; Lyrics by Jack Feldman
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