Part of an interdisiplinary learning exercise for students who studied Chekhov's powerful short story "The Bet." In light of the story, which grapples with capital punishment and the State's right to "play God, a group of students explored question of whether we can "play God" or at least partner with God - in the Jewish tradition.
Encountering the homeless can raise hard questions about human suffering. How can we approach this topic in a meaningful way? How can we think about "God's master plan" while remaining 100% committed to making a difference in the lives of others?
Source and quotation to spur discussion at a recent Homeless Awareness Group meeting at RKYHS. Students read the quotes, discussed the difference between pity and kindness, and considered what it means to not only give to the homeless but also to connect with them as full-fledged human beings.