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“As a shepherd gathers his flock and makes them pass beneath his staff, everything that lives passes in front of You (Hashem), and You record, and count, and consider them. You set a limit to the life of every creature, and determine its destiny.“
From the prayer ‘Unetanneh Tokef’ in the Yom Kippur Liturgy
Given that the number of Jews on the planet is a tiny, tiny minority, and our numerical influence in the global population is actually decreasing, we risk feeling powerless or incapable of effecting change.
But what if we were to look at ourselves and the data entirely differently? What if, instead of seeing ourselves as a tiny dot on the landscape, we valued ourselves as a collective of uniquely precious individuals – and indeed as a collective of individuals called upon to be a blessing to others and the world?
As we prepare to pass before Hashem this Yom Kippur, in this JDOV talk Jonathan Boyd, Executive Director of the institute for Jewish Policy Research, reminds us that Everybody Counts.