Science and rationality are great for knowing what is. But if we want to know what to do, we need more.
The reason why so many liberal Jews are feeling so torn about what is happening in Israel right now — two of our foundational beliefs are in conflict.
Yes, there are reasons to be afraid. But it is crucial for our fears not to dictate our actions. After all, it is far too easy to use emotions like anger, sadness or anxiety as justifications for “why we did what we did.” Instead, our responsibility is to act on our deepest values — even though we are afraid.