The Jews Secret Weapon is
Shabbat. It brings out a feeling of Connectedness and Community —
Where we learn hummus tastes better when eaten with other people. Spending time with your family and friends is not an option it’s a way of life. You’ll see animated discussions amongst friends, grandparents with their grandkids, lovers all sharing little moments.
It's a big deal spending Christmas or Thanksgiving with their family but it can often be a forced affair. When you see this every weekend from Friday-Saturday it provides clarity into the spirit of the Jewish People.
Friends and family are engaging and connecting - face to face - not for any other reason but to share a Shabbas meal.
A reminder that no one is alone and all problems can be shared.
Jews have a deep bond of connectedness - within 60 seconds you will find a common friend or relative with deep roots and a strong emotional connection.
There is a deep cultural sense of wanting to help others not for the sake of gaining something but to make sure a friend can prosper.
It is this fundamental element of the culture that is an incredible strength
The number of times someone has introduced me to a friend of theirs because they know they might find meeting useful.
Just helping someone without expectation because their success is just as important as yours - makes me proud to be A part of the tribe!