When Jesus Made It Into My Nephew’s Bar Mitzvah Speech

It is when we attempt to understand the perspectives of others that we increase our respect for them, improve our relationships and make way for peace.

Just over a week ago, I had the privilege of attending my nephew’s Bar Mitzvah. His Torah portion, Emor, taught the principle of talion, “an eye for an eye.” In a bold and unprecedented move, my sensitive, thoughtful, and intelligent nephew (can...