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  1. Witnessing Suffering

    A new interpretation of the story of Lot’s wife: that bearing witness provokes her transformation into the pillar of salt. The question remains: How can we act with compassion and bear witness without becoming paralyzed or fixed?


    Posted on: 2019/11/13 - 7:52pm

  2. A Call for Justice

    A speech by Michael Pollack outside the Capitol building in Harrisburg, Pa., calls for an end to corruption and the influence of big businesses over the state legislature.


    Posted on: 2019/11/13 - 7:52pm

  3. Jews and the Civil Rights Movement

    A visual and textual study on Jewish involvement in the Civil Rights Movement--challenging some of the traditional narratives that are commonly recounted in the Jewish community. Click here to read more.


    Posted on: 2019/11/13 - 7:52pm

  4. Reply to Brant Rosen

    Adding onto Rabbi Brant Rosen’s response essay, Rabbi Toba Spitzer further defines her use of “narrative” in relation to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and the struggle for liberation from trauma and oppression.


    Posted on: 2019/11/13 - 7:52pm

  5. One State, Two States: The Road to Justice in Israel

    Annexing Jewish settlement in the territories ends the possibility of a two-state solution and seriously endangers Israeli democracy.


    Posted on: 2019/11/13 - 7:52pm

  6. A Brief History and Update on Antisemitism

    Antisemitism holds a central and essential place in the world view of contemporary American white nationalists. By contrast, antisemitism that surfaces on the left is not essential, and can and should be addressed.


    Posted on: 2019/11/13 - 7:52pm

  7. On Migrants and Refugees: A Sermon

    As Jews, we are committed to treating every human being as created betzelem elohim, in God’s image, including migrants and seekers of asylum.


    Posted on: 2019/11/13 - 7:52pm

  8. Jews With a Mission

    As the participants in Adat Shalom’s service mission in Haiti engage in the practice of literally loving their neighbors as themselves, they feel deeply connected to the people with whom they work, to all of humanity and to the mystery of being.


    Posted on: 2019/11/13 - 7:52pm

  9. Presidential Inauguration Remarks

    At her inauguration as the first woman president of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College and Jewish Reconstructionist Communities, Rabbi Deborah Waxman chants from Exodus and teaches about redemption.


    Posted on: 2019/11/13 - 7:52pm

  10. We Were Once Slaves

    Because we were once slaves, Michael Zimmerman explains, we can feel the suffering of other oppressed groups without having experienced it directly. Seeking justice does not need to be rewarded, as it is a privilege and a right to campaign on behalf of other marginalized communities.


    Posted on: 2019/11/13 - 7:52pm