The demonstration of sensitivity to difference is what I want to talk about tonight. This is especially important as we live amindst the so-perceived differences of immigrants, the differences of Syrian refugees who desperately need the United States to be a save haven. This week, there has also been a uptick in the introduction of more so-called ‘religious freedom’ bills, which also discriminate amongst those who are different, whether by gender choice or sexual orientation.
Judaism displays this with a concept of a *minyan.* Whenever there is a prayer service, there are certain prayers that can not be said allowed unless there are 10 Jewish adults present. This shows the power of community, friendship and solidarity, but it also teaches the power and of difference diversity.