Balancing Jewish Community Needs With Repairing the World

As we've shed save Soviet Jewry bracelets for Save Darfur bracelets, Jewish leaders must recognize that focusing on the outside world does not necessarily come at the expense of Jewish continuity.

The first time I laid eyes on a stainless-steel, save Soviet Jewry bracelet -- each one engraved with the name of a Soviet Jewish dissident, I was...