Only in Israel: MK Ruth Calderon’s Talmud Lesson in Knesset (15-Minute Inspirational Video)
In the video below, Dr. Ruth Calderon, a newly-elected Knesset member from the secular Yesh Atid party, talks about the love of her life: the Babylonian Talmud. This speech brought tears to my eyes. I guess because the Knesset represents to me the sky-high walls that divide us Jews, and Calderon’s simple but powerful speech reminds me that it is possible to bring down those walls through love of our common spiritual heritage: the Torah. And I also loved when she prays at the end, “that I leave this house as I entered it: at peace with myself and with others.” I wonder if this is possible…I hope so! I think I’ll start praying for that too. Thanks so much to Nachlaot JewishMOM for sending this my way!