“Our commitment to the redeeming deed applies, in the first place, to life within the human community. We take it as our task to enhance each person's potential for realizing the divine image, remembering that each of us bears a portrait unique and vital to the wholeness of Y-H-W-H. But how clear can that portrait be when its bearer is suffering from hunger? Or from political oppression? Or from domestic bondage? Or when the person is hurting self and others, due to a compulsion from which it seems impossible to break free? If we are going to enhance the divine image in this world, we must work to maximalize human freedom, always remembering that it was only after we came out of bondage that we were able to look toward God's mountain. That commitment to freedom also includes helping people create the sorts of lives and social structures to allow that freedom a lasting and secure home. Our Judaism lives in those two essential moments when we discover God. We celebrate (and guard) our freedom, knowing Y-H-W-H at the Sea, and we build a community that lives in God's presence, knowing Y-H-W-H at the mountain. Our role is to share these twin values with others, to help other parts of the human family, each in the way of its own traditions, achieve both freedom and responsible community.”