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Dr. Ron Wolfson

Fingerhut Professor of Education at American Jewish University

Dr. Ron Wolfson is the Fingerhut Professor of Education at American Jewish University. He is the author of numerous books including: Relational Judaism: Using the Power of Relationships to Transform the Jewish Community and co-author of The Relational Judaism Handbook: How to Create a Relational Engagement Campaign to Build and Deepen Relationships in Your Community.

Dr. Ron Wolfson writes in the Times of Israel: The forthcoming Broadway revival of the classic rock opera Tommy by The Who, composed by Pete Townshend, has sparked intrigue about how it will resonate with younger audiences. This article draws a compelling connection between the revival and the theme of "seeing" and being seen. It explores how a new book by David Brooks, "How to Know a Person," delves into the art of truly seeing and understanding others, aligning this concept with a Torah passage about Abraham's welcoming of three strangers. It underscores the profound importance of "seeing" and welcoming others with genuine attention and care, making it a central aspect of our human interactions and relationships.

Read the article here.