I have had the privilege of working with American Jewish World Service on their excellent service-learning programs. One of the many excellent things this organization does is engage the American Jewish community in issues of globalization, international development and the way in which they are impacting those in the developing world. With a a top notch Education Department, one of AJWS’s new educational initiatives has sponsored writers for “divrei torah” (‘words of torah’) that explore some of these important issues within the context of Judaism, and the Jewish tradition.
If you are celebrating Sukkot, and even if you’re not, consider taking a moment to check it out. This holiday, we have an opportunity to think about what it means to be a ‘global’ citizen – and as Jews, what might our responsibilities be within that framework?
Please click here to read it: Chag V’ Chesed – AJWS Sukkot