"As the secular year nears an end, I am struck by the need for context," writes Hadassah National President Rhoda Smolow in her latest Hadassah Magazine column. "Big problems, from America's position in the world to Israeli-Palestinian peace, from political polarization to global warming, seem intractable. We are approaching the end of our second year dominated by Covid-19, a period detached from normal existence that has taken on wartime duration."
"I don’t pretend that putting all these issues into broader context will solve them. But I do believe that context is crucial — for citizens and leaders — to create the perspective and inspiration that make solutions more possible."