Jewish Song of the Week: ‘Building a Better World’ by Ellen Allard

We’re in a period of the Jewish calendar right now that focuses a lot on destruction and sorrow, culminating in the observance of Tisha B’Av and commemorating the many tragedies the Jewish people have faced in our long history. That’s a tough topic for young families to navigate, and in these busy summer months, it can be easy to skip it altogether. I thought Ellen Allard’s song “Building a Better World” could be a great way to discuss what it means to make the world “better” while making the point that we can all do our part!

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