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BAS Rabbi's Message

Message from Rabbi Daniel Stein

October, 2011

On Rosh Ha-Shanah,  I spoke on the importance of engaging with Israel.  My personal belief is that, although there are many threats to Israel, the one we have the most ability control is Jewish apathy.  Many believe--and I would suggest mistakenly--that younger Jews tend to be attracted towards a dovish stance on Israel in a way that threatens the continued viability of the Jewish state.  My belief is that so long as a person believes oneself to be a Zionist in the broadest sense of the the word--that they believe that there should be a Jewish state in our ancestral home--then they are part of the solution, regardless of their opinions on the Palestinian right of return, the legality of Jewish settlements in the West Bank, or the future of East Jerusalem.  I am of the belief that a diversity of opinions on Israel creates a healthy debate and allows for multiple pathways towards Israel-engagement.

A second way that we can promote Jewish engagement is through financial support of organizations that help to sustain the Jewish state. By giving, we both support the state and show our commitment to its survival; we also model to our friends, family, and community that Israel is important enough to us that we are willing to make a financial sacrifice on its behalf. Although there are many organizations that contribute to the political dialogue on Israel, I believe that our first priority in giving should be to organizations that work toward advancing Israel without an expressed political agenda. Locally, the easiest way to make a difference is to contribute to Jewish Federation’s annual campaign (www.jflv.org).  A substantial percentage of funds donated to Federation goes to help Jewish communities in Israel, working to deal with the consequences of war, resettling refugees, and helping to create a more viable and democratic state.  I was recently touched listening to Dr. Irwin Lewis recall his experience on a Federation mission to Israel; he reenforced for me the quality and importance of the work of Federation abroad.  

There are, of course, other organizations that do exceptional work in Israel.  For almost 100 years, Hadassah (http://www.hadassah.org/) has worked to improve health care in Israel. Today, Hadassah’s hospitals are among the best in the world, providing the highest quality of care regardless of race or religion.

In celebration of Hadassah’s 100th anniversary, the organization is offering lifetime memberships at a substantially discounted rate of $100; even if you are already a lifetime member, membership makes a wonderful gift for a daughter, niece or special friend.

Also worthy of support is Birthright Israel (www.birthrightisrael.com), which gives a free trip to Israel to Jews between the ages of 18 and 26.  Over the past decade, Birthright has helped to send more than a quarter million Jews to Israel, giving them a first person, hands-on experience in Israel that they might not have otherwise had.  For many young Jews, Birthright serves as the entry point into a lifetime of Jewish engagement and helps to create an ongoing relationship with Israel from the teenage years.  My first Israel experience came on a Birthright trip in 2004, and I know that I remain grateful to the donors who made it possible.  

As we prepare for Yom Kippur, the mitzvah of tzedakah takes on special significance.  As you consider your gifts this year, I urge you to be reflective.  Your gifts can, and should, impact the way we experience the Jewish future.

L’shana tova,
Rabbi Daniel Stein