their wisdom as that of the other and seek to create an open society to which strangers hold the key. Rashi's attention to the stranger's voice taught him a political interpretation to Genesis. Postmodern Jewish ethicists listen with an equally sensitive car for the voice of the other. Each element in this ethics occurs under the more general rubric of play. Levinas, perhaps, caught the nature of this ethical stance best when he praised "the grain of folly that safeguards our humanity."24 Jewish ethics today seeks to create a social morality out of the postmodern freedom we enjoy and the responsibility that is our burden. The purpose of that ethics, however, is to safeguard just that folly upon which our humanity depends.