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  1. Dialogue Episode 2 Transcript

  2. Where Prayer Meets Justice

    In September, 2011, T’ruah, the organization I lead, brought seventeen rabbis to Immokalee, FL to visit workers in the tomato fields, not long ago considered ground zero for modern-day slavery in the United States. For two days, we sat with members of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, farmworkers who have organized themselves into one of the most effective workers’ groups in the country.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/article/where-prayer-meets-justice

    Posted on: 2016/05/05 - 11:59am

  3. How to Build Just and Holy Congregations

    Although to every individual the achievement of personal salvation is his supreme quest and responsibility, it is unattainable without devotion to the task of social salvation.–Mordecai M. Kaplan, The Meaning of God in Modern Jewish Religion

     

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/article/how-build-just-and-holy-congregations

    Posted on: 2016/05/12 - 1:34pm

  4. Tikkun Olam, Unpacked

    I. Tikkun Olam – An Introduction

    It’s become a commonplace in this generation of Jewish life that one of the core parts of the Jewish mission is “tikkun olam – repairing the world.”  But what does that really mean? Is it just a Jewish word for “what I believe will make the world better as a (choose one: Democrat, Libertarian, Republican, Socialist, Other)?” Or does our Jewish heritage have something to add to our understanding of “making the world better?” 

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/article/tikkun-olam-unpacked

    Posted on: 2016/12/01 - 2:55pm

  5. I Want You to Know I Am Human: Listening to the Stranger Behind Bars

    I am a public defender. I have a client who thanks me, constantly. He thanks me for taking his calls, for answering his letters, for passing on bad news. On some days, his enthusiasm and gratitude buoy me. I hope he believes that I am fighting for him as well as any lawyer could. I hope he knows I hear him. On other days, I rail against my clients’ low expectations. Some of our clients do not expect competent lawyers, do not expect to be heard. They do not expect their lives to matter. More than anything, I cannot accept this.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/article/i-want-you-know-i-am-human-listening-stranger-behind-bars

    Posted on: 2017/08/16 - 2:56pm

  6. Desperate Immigrants: An Ancient Jewish Story

    In the Book of Genesis, we read about Abraham and Sarah’s journey to the Promised Land. Shortly after they arrive, they encounter famine and head to Egypt in search of food. Foreigners without family or clan to protect them, they are afraid. Abraham asks Sarah to pretend to be his sister in the hope that this will help them avoid trouble – an act of deceit that potentially offered them some protection from harm in the context of their times.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/article/desperate-immigrants-ancient-jewish-story

    Posted on: 2017/08/16 - 3:27pm

  7. Shofar Kavannah for Refugees

    This ritual invokes the blast of the shofar to articulate the plight of refugees. It was created for use at High Holidays in response to the presidential travel ban.

    The blasts of the shofar are a wordless prayer punctuated by moments of silence. The stories of courage, hope, and determination of refugees resettling in our communities are punctuated by the silent yearnings of those who are kept out by the presidential travel ban.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/article/shofar-kavannah-refugees

    Posted on: 2017/08/16 - 3:35pm

  8. Strange Thoughts: A New Take on Loving the Stranger

    When newspaper style guides started adopting “they ” and “their” as singular, gender-neutral pronouns a friend told me, “I get why this should be done. It is the right thing to do. But it is going to be really hard for me to switch. It is not going to just roll off my tongue.” His words reminded me of someone who was on a rabbi search committee who was interviewing female rabbis for the first time, who confided, “I know I should give these women a fair shake, but it is not how I grew up. When I close my eyes and picture a rabbi, I see a beard and hear a man’s voice.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/article/strange-thoughts-new-take-loving-stranger

    Posted on: 2017/08/16 - 3:43pm

  9. Rev Your Engines 11/9/17

    I ask myself, what is my work with people. And what is my work for myself? And I know it’s about empowerment. Seeing people, knowing people, loving people. When we talk about empowerment, we need to start with our students, not with ourselves.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/revyourenginesfirstsession

    Posted on: 2017/11/17 - 2:48pm

  10. Fair Trade Shabbat Dinner 2018

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