I remember reading an article in the NFL Alumni Yearbook entitled, “Where Are They Now?” a piece on Joe Klecko, the legendary defensive lineman from the New York Jets famous Sack Exchange defense. The article discussed that what he missed most from his days in the NFL is the camaraderie, having a group of guys all striving for a common goal, taking care of one another, watching each other’s back on and off the field and being there for each other.
It has been hard to find real camaraderie outside of the NFL, however Thank G-d I found it! I found it in community, in the Jewish community. Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz in his book, “We Jews: Who Are We and What Should We Do,” says the Jewish people are a family. I say we are a team that sticks together, helps one another out and finds that fifth son to pass the rich traditions of Judaism on to and leave no Jew without a seat at the Passover Seder.