Rabbi Yitzchak taught that “A ruler is not to be appointed unless the community is consulted.”
— Babylonian Talmud Berachot 55a
The Jewish sage, Hillel, taught us that we cannot separate ourselves from the community. When we participate in local elections, we take responsibility for ensuring that our elected leaders represent our values and we strengthen our connection to the larger community. That’s why we started the Jews United for Justice Campaign Fund: to help elect leaders in Baltimore who will fight for our shared values.