Providence, RI – Every single one of us can look around and, in a flash, identify so many things that are wrong with our world, so much that needs repair. Poverty. Homelessness. Substandard education. Indeed, many of us devote countless hours in our earnest attempt to heal the world. But as Rabbi Alan Flam notes, at times there's a risk that our focus is narrower than it ought to be.
Rabbi Flam works at the Swearer Center for Public Service at Brown University, where he also serves as Senior Associate University Chaplain. He is President of the Rhode Island Coalition for the Homeless and is a member of the Rhode Island Interfaith Coalition.