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  1. Brief Asking Federal Court to Reverse Ruling Allowing Strip Searches of Female Inmates As Training Exercise

    Reconstructing Judaism and the Reconstructionist Rabbinical Assocation joined an amicus brief in Henry v. Hulett submitted by Muslim Advocates,  asking the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit to re-hear and reverse a ruling that found that staff at an Illinois prison did not violate the Constitution when they forced female inmates to engage in a deeply humiliating and dehumanizing strip search as part of a training exercise.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/endorsement/brief-asking-federal-court-reverse-ruling-allowing-strip-searches-female-inmates

    Posted on: 2019/08/30 - 11:31am

  2. Jewish Ethics Conference Gathers Academics, Rabbis and Communal Leaders to Explore Contemporary Questions in a Jewish Framework

    What are the key ethical questions facing Jews and Jewish communities today? How can scholars, rabbis and communal leaders discuss ethics in a way that impacts how people behave in the real world?

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/news/jewish-ethics-conference-preview

    Posted on: 2019/02/01 - 1:13pm

  3. Preserving Dignity in the Public Square - DAT Op-Ed

    This piece originally appeared in the Philadelphia Inquirer on February 17, 2017.

    For more than 250 years, the American public square has been home to the free exchange of ideas, information, and perspectives. Newspapers, public debates, oratory, and more recently radio, television, and the internet - all part of the public square - have shaped discourse that affects American culture far beyond the political sphere.

    https://archive.reconstructingjudaism.org/news/each-us-can-work-preserve-dignity-public-square

    Posted on: 2017/02/21 - 4:03pm

  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