Category: Pursuing Justice

Reading Ishmael & Isaac on Yom Kippur
By Rabbi Arthur Ocean Waskow and Rabbi Phyllis Ocean Berman
August 16, 2021
We recommend lifting up this passage about Ishmael & Isaac on Yom Kippur as an example of peace-making
A Plague of Darkness
By Rabbi Michael Strassfeld
March 31, 2020
There is a plague of darkness that has fallen not only on our land but upon the world
With the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Uganda
By Sonia Gordon-Walinsky
March 24, 2020
Support the Abayudaya Jewish Community in Uganda
Communal Acts of Private Intimacy: A Review of Trisha Arlin’s Place Yourself
By Alden Solovy
August 5, 2019
Prayer can give strength to activists. Prayer can remind us of our best selves, helping to galvanize action.
Palestinian and Israeli Peace Activists Translate the Wisdom of Etty Hillesum
By Hila Ratzabi
June 21, 2019
While she was in Auschwitz, she heard a voice: “I did not die so you can hate each other.” 
Can You Eat All the Food in Your Pantry Before Passover? Join the #ZeroWastePassover Challenge
By Betsy Teutsch
February 25, 2019
Preparing for Passover is the perfect laboratory for applying Zero Waste principles.
Communal Acts of Private Intimacy: A Review of Trisha Arlin’s Place Yourself
By Alden Solovy
January 7, 2019
Like the liturgists of old, Arlin’s work troubles us where we are too comfortable and comforts us when we are troubled
Faith Leaders Bring Life-Saving Water to Migrants in the Desert
By Rabbi Ari Lev Fornari
August 6, 2018
Starting at sunrise beneath the brilliant waning moon, I ventured into the desert with 70 clergy and humanitarian aid facilitators. In each of them I saw a face of the Divine.
Mah Tovu: Transforming Curses to Blessings in Parshat Balak
By Rabbis Annie Lewis & Yosef Goldman
June 26, 2018
What does it look like to change curses into blessings? How might we become beacons of justice and compassion in these times?
A Rabbi Visits the Border and Shares What He Saw
By Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz
June 18, 2018
The humanitarian crisis is often far worse than it is made out to be in most of the press.

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