Pursuing Justice

Photo by Jordan Cassway

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.

Wrapped in a Shelter of Peace

By Sarah Barasch-Hagans
When I imagine wearing my tallit in Ferguson and afterward, I am imagining how it will help carry with me a sense of security and home—a portable home just like the sukkah.    more
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Public Justice

By Sarah Barasch-Hagans
I have said the words of the Yom Kippur Vidui many times, always awkwardly aware that most of the list of sins did not apply to me. I never thought I would come to embrace its awkwardness, and I certainly never imagined that it could guide me toward making decisions I was afraid to make.    more
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Fair Trade Shabbat

By Ilana Schatz
What's special about Shabbat May 9-10, 2014?  It's designated as Fair Trade Shabbat, an initiative launched by Fair Trade Judaica to educate and engage Jewish communities about the connection...  more
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Fair Trade Chocolate You Can Eat on Passover

By Ilana Schatz, Founding Director of Fair Trade Judaica
The gift of freedom our people received generations ago bestows upon us the obligation and responsibility to work for the liberation of all people. SHEHECHIYANU! We can finally eat chocolate on...  more
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