Reform rabbi Jacqueline “Jackie” Tabick (born 1948) became Britain’s first ordained female rabbi (1975). She is the convenor of the Movement for Reform Judaism’s Beit Din (rabbinical court), the first woman in the role, and is also rabbi of West Central Liberal Synagogue in Bloomsbury, central London. In the TED Talk linked below, Rabbi Tabick explores the Jewish view of compassion and tells an enlightening rabbinic story about loaves of bread and two men of very different means.
Quotes: “We all, I think, believe in compassion. If you look at all the world religions, all the main world religions, you’ll find within them some teaching concerning compassion.” | “What does this compassion entail? … It means understanding one’s connection to the whole of creation: understanding that one is part of that creation, that there is a unity that underlies all that we see, all that we hear, all that we feel.”
Sources: Wikipedia, idlehearts.com
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Watch “Jackie Tabick: The balancing act of compassion” [15:42]. >>