It’s long been our hope that How to Be a Mentsh would end up being discussed in the various flavours of synagogue across the English-speaking world (no translations have been commissioned as yet). And now it’s happened.
Rabbi Mark Fasman of the Shaare Zedek Synagogue of St. Louis, MO references the book in his January edition of “Message from the Rabbi” which discusses the three main components of Jewish identity today.
Rabbi Fasman uses Mentsh to illustrate how one of the fundamental aspects of the Jewish experience is being in goles or exile – being outsiders – which informs the strength of a Jewish community that takes care of itself.
You can read the full Message from the Rabbi here.
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