As members of local and global Jewish communities, we bear responsibility for pursuing justice and equality for all the citizens of the world. We can all give tzedakah and a little time, while some of us have the capacity to do much more. We make the world better when we fight for justice from a place of humility and love, not rage. These rituals and prayers infuse that work with a sense of holiness and perspective to help us do just that.
Fourteen years ago I accompanied Stephanie to meet with the rabbi of one of the synagogues in my hometown of Minneapolis. It was a unique experience for Stephanie, who lives with cerebral palsy and...
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Sometimes, the hardest thing about observing rituals is not choosing or creating the rituals themselves: it’s about making time for them. We may be super well-intentioned. We may crave the...
But we must recall the innate human dignity of every person, every prisoner, and recognize their need for healing, too.
The sukkah is one profound place to remember the effects of global scorching on all of us.
How can we embrace the powerful exercise of Shmita in a way that is both personally meaningful and works to restore the fabric of our community?
Our most holy texts make it clear that we may not stand idly by while violence is perpetrated in our midst.