And You Shall Be A Blessing: Sermon for Baccalaureate Service

By Richard Jacobs

Cornell University, May 26, 2002


Rabbi Richard (Rick) Jacobs delivers the commencement speech for Cornell University in 2002. He charges the graduates to remember that having a calling isn't just about how we respond to the neediest members of society but also how we make time to care for our families. He states that “you have to have a strong sense of self to have made it to this graduation day at this prestigious university. But to truly succeed on the journey ahead you will need much more than a strong sense of self. You will need an encompassing sense of ‘We.’”


Topic: Theology, Communal Responsibility, Jewish Text, Students

Genre: Speech

Coverage: Ithaca, New York , United States

Language: English

Copyright Holder: Author

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Bibliographic Information:
Jacobs, Richard. And You Shall Be A Blessing: Sermon for Baccalaureate Service. Cornell University. 26 May 2002:


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