The connection between the 3P Framework and Jewish Wisdom

For thousands of years, the centrality and integration of PURPOSE, PRACTICE and PEOPLE has been implicit in Jewish wisdom. Our hope is that the 3P Framework can help reveal these elements and their integration to inform the current application of Jewish wisdom. A few examples below highlight Jewish wisdom’s focus on each of the three Ps, as well as their integration.


Throughout the centuries, when Jewish thinkers debated how to summarize Jewish wisdom, they pointed to different understandings of higher PURPOSE.


From the 613 mitzvot (commandments) to thousands of halakhot (rabbinically prescribed norms and rituals) to countless minhagim (customs), Jewish wisdom contains a large menu of routinized norms and rituals for achieving PURPOSE and connecting PEOPLE.


Strong relationships have always been a central component of Jewish wisdom.