The Tzedek School
- A Unique Vision of Jewish Education
Jewish Heritage Classes
From the Promise to Abraham to the Exile by the Romans to the Declaration of the State of Israel and the ongoing affairs of our day, we examine the role of Jewish morality as the essence of the contributions and accomplishments of Jewish leaders in the fields of law, government, the arts and sciences and most importantly, to the pursuit of social justice in the world.
“I will insist the Hebrews have [contributed] more to civilize men than any other nation. If I was an atheist and believed in blind eternal fate, I should still believe that fate had ordained the Jews to be the most essential instrument for civilizing the nations ... They are the most glorious nation that ever inhabited this Earth. The Romans and their empire were but a bubble in comparison to the Jews. They have given religion to three-quarters of the globe and have influenced the affairs of mankind more and more happily than any other nation, ancient or modern.”
-John Adams, Second President of the United States (From a letter to F. A. Van der Kemp [Feb. 16, 1808], Pennsylvania Hist. Society)
"Only when we have the courage to regard ourselves as a nation, only when we respect ourselves, can we win the respect of others; or rather, the respect of others will then come of itself."
(Albert Einstein, About Zionism , MacMillan,1931, p. 33 on the topic of combating anti-Semitism)