In discussing the Torah portion last week (Parashat Behar) Rabbi Marc D. Angel called upon religious leadership to help us “dream great dreams, can stay clearly focused on the long span of the future.”
“It is understood that not everyone can dream great dreams, can stay clearly focused on the long span of the future. Yet, that is exactly what religious leadership is called upon to do. I would suggest that this is what every Jew is expected to aspire to do – even if it is known in advance that most of us will fall short,” Rabbi Angel wrote.
Rabbi Angel wrote specifically about the need to try to infuse in each of us a religious life that is “deep and strong.” To help make this so, he called for a specific religious leadership “who see the long view of Jewish history and destiny, those who are tirelessly committed to serving God and humanity with love, kindness, compassion, wisdom.”
But we can expand upon Rabbi Angel’s writing. Indeed, we must. For it falls to all of us to try to see the long view of Jewish history and destiny, to dream a great dream about our own unique roles in honouring Jewish history and in trying to shape a thriving and meaningful Jewish destiny for our children for all time.
GAJE’s “great dream” is to try to help make Jewish education affordable for every family in Ontario that seeks it for their children.
To move from great dream to great reality, as readers of this update know, GAJE has launched an application to try to bring fairness and equity to the Government of Ontario’s education funding. If you wish to contribute to the funding of GAJE’s lawsuit, please click here.
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Charitable receipts for donations for income tax purposes will be issued by Mizrachi Canada. Your donations will be used for the sole purpose of underwriting the costs of the lawsuit.
Grassroots for Affordable Jewish Education (GAJE),
May 27, 2022