In celebration of Jewish Book Month, during “30 Days, 30 Texts,” The Jewish Daily Forward is having community leaders write a series of reflections on books that influenced their Jewish journeys. JCUA Executive Director Jane Ramsey shared her thoughts with The Forward on Rabbi J. Robert Marx’s “A People In Between: The Paradox of Jewish Interstitiality .”
Here is an excerpt of her post:
Marx brings clarity to the past, present, and future of Judaism through this lens. His thorough and bold analysis leads to a hopeful future for Judaism and our Jewish community — if we heed his warnings and fulfill positive, rather than negative, interstitial societal roles. Implied in this conclusion is a Jewish community that actively seeks alliances that lead to a just society.