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Chasidic tales. The foolish but pious people of Chelm. Folklore. Myths. The Jewish people is a people of storytellers.

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Chasidic tales. The foolish but pious people of Chelm. Folklore. Myths. The Jewish people is a people of storytellers. We use stories to make our points, identify moral and ethical responsibilities, and connect ourselves to an ancient tradition. Each time we hear a story, we find ourselves in it. Maybe we don’t always do this consciously, but each of us is looking for that connection; that meaning; that relevance.

The UN Climate Summit, set to take place in New York City on September 23rd, is meant to catalyze action on climate change and mobil

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”  -Martin Luther King Jr.

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