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Community & Hurricane Sandy

by Abigail Dauber Sterne |Nov 02, 2012|Comments

Our hearts go out to everyone affected by Hurricane Sandy. We encourage you to consider this poster, courtesy of PJ Library and Voices & Visions, and to explore these questions from the Meyerhoff Center with your friends and family.

  • What comes up for you from this image?
  • What does it mean for a "community to be too heavy to carry alone?"
  • Who is your community? Are you obligated to a community that is not yours?
  • The Talmud writes, "Saving one life is like saving the entire world." How do you reconcile this idea with the verse: "A community is too heavy to carry alone?"
  • What's one thing you can do in the next 24 hours to impact your community?

Leave your thoughts in the comments, or join the conversation on Facebook.

Hurricane Sandy - Chermayeff-poster Blog Post.

Source of quote: Rabinowitz, J. (Trans) (1983) Midrash Rabbah: Deuteronomy. New York: Sonico.

POSTER: #2 Ivan Chermayeff, Master's Series 2012, Quote: Deuteronomy Rabbah 1:10, Harold Grinspoon Foundation, West Springfield, MA

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