"We cannot, and should not, allow ourselves to believe that we are a perfect community, or special in ways that others are not. What we can do-– and should do– is aspire to be different, and hopefully better. We will always have our members who are struggling with the same issues as everyone else. That should not surprise us. But the truest measure of who we are as a community should be how we relate to them, and their sense of being in exile. Isolating them by pretending they’re not there just makes their situation that much more painful. We can, and must, be better than that."
“Torah Lights” – Chukat 5777 - “For the Love of the People – What was the Problem with Moshe’s Leadership?” — Rabbi Shlomo Riskin on Parshat Chukat Rabbi Shlomo Riskin
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