Blessing & Call for Jews to Engage in the Work of Racial Justice

Single-issue lives. It is so easy to live single-issue lives.

(Audre spoke of this. And so did Leviticus 19:16: “Do not stand idly by the blood of your neighbor”).

But Jewish
To me
Is nothing
Without everybody else.

The orphan.
And the widow.
And the stranger.

Whose names were called when we entered the land and fulfilled the promise that beckoned us from millennia past.

“Call them out!”

But a land that does not remember these names
Is a land in which we do not remember ourselves.
And really, our being is not to be our concern.
In fact, it was never supposed to be.
The others.

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