Be good. Be kind. Be honest. Be ethical. Be moral.
This is the most essential message in human history, and we are the people who were chosen to deliver it…to be as the prophet Isaiah said, or lagoyim, “a light unto the nations.”
In support of the greater mission of the Games and Judaism, The JCC Maccabi Games® highlights 6 Midot Values. Every person involved with the Games is encouraged to immerse themselves with the Midot Values. By doing so they are eligible to receive the highest honor of the Games a Midot Medal.
Midot Medals are awarded to individuals who embody a value and go above and beyond what is required.
Let’s take a closer look at the Midot Value |Tikkun Olam / Repairing the World.
During the week of the Games, amid their athletic competitions, all participants (coaches, athletes, and chaperones) will engage in a community service project(s). Resulting in Jewish teens from around the world coming together to make the world a better place. Thus, recognizing that the responsibility of repairing the world becomes easier when we all work together.
Tikkun Olam – תיקון עולם – Repairing the World
Shimon (the son of Rabban Gamliel) says:
It is not what one says, but rather what one does, that makes all the difference in the world.
Pirkei Avot 1:17
שמעון בנו אומר… ולא המדרש הוא העיקר אלא המעשה
פרקי אבות 1:17