When the Winds Blow the Hardest, You Need the Deepest Roots

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Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks once said that “It's when the winds blow the hardest that you need the deepest roots”.

Friends, the winds are blowing. Hard. They include the winds of the pandemic and the housing crisis to literal winds blowing on the West Coast, fueling devastating fires exacerbated by man-made climate change.

But we are rooted in a tradition that holds that we have inherited a world in need of repair, and that we are called to repair it.

As 5780 nears it's end, we turn our sights to a new year in which we can answer this call, not in fear of the winds, but with the strength of our roots which have weathered so many storms before.

Jonathan Gershberg

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