Who/what is an American? What does America mean to you and your faith?
To be an American is to believe that every person can make a difference and that the future is ours to create collectively even more than individually. To be an American is to tear down the barriers that keep us stuck in our comfort zones and prevent us from helping others to reach their dreams. To be an American is to believe not only in rights and liberties, but in obligations and sacrifice. We need to re-pitch that American tent of kindness and compassion for the most vulnerable members of society instead of only looking out for ourselves. Judaism and America require nothing less.