When Love Meets Condescension, Part 1

Rabbi Ethan Tucker

Parashat Shelah

One of the most significant challenges of contemporary Jewish communities is navigating when and how we can share space with Jews who practice differently from us. How much can we admit people we understand to be sinners into our midst without eviscerating our own standards of behavior? When does the impulse towards love and inclusion come at the cost of either our own integrity, or an unbearable condescension towards the integrity and intentions of others? (5776)