Lacking Seed

By Joshua Gross

Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media), November 2005

The author wonders if the Jewish community is experiencing a spiritual decay, one that calls into question the very merit of our survival. He argues that our monuments address that we have survived but not why we have survived. Once we are better able to define what surviving requires of us, our monuments will reflect that, such as acknowledging a Palestinian presence within Israel's borders. He warns that should the coming decades be defined by a continued failure to grasp the universal meaning of b'tzelem Elokim and further indulgence in victimhood, the loss would be measured in human lives.

Topic: Social Justice, Spirituality, Communal Memory, Community Development

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: Vol.36/no.625

Page Number(s): 6-7

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Genre: Article

Coverage: Israel , United States

Language: English

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Gross, Joshua. Lacking Seed. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media). November 2005: 6-7. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=6873


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