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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. Racism in the Jewish Community

    Co-written by Rabbi Sandra Lawson and Donna Cephas, this essay examines the assumption that all Jews are white, while touching on a myriad of interrelated issues: conversion, interracial families, adoption, Ashkenazi privilege and political correctness.


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

  10. Radical Inclusion

    Declarations that everyone is welcome in a community are insufficient for Jews who do not identify as white. Jewishness is not the sole or primary identity for those who are oppressed and endangered because of the color of their skin.


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