Human Dignity & Compassion

Seeds of Compassion

What concrete steps can we take today to tend and cultivate the compassion within us for other human beings, to make the world a better place?

Trees, plants, and the seeds they start from, are a metaphor for life, growth and renewal. Just as seeds need proper light, water, food and caring to grow, so do humans. We need to dig deep, find the compassion to care about each person and ensure that they have the freedom and conditions to survive and to thrive. Compassion, justice and love are core Jewish and human values. We must act in order to tend our “compassion muscles.” Compassion is not finite, it energizes and enables others to pay it forward.
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Rachel Goldberg Speech at the United Nations in Geneva, on the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. December 12, 2023

Dedicate this activity in honor of

Alon Ohel 22
Alon was kidnapped from the party in Re’im.
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