...are answered with clarity in Jewish sacred texts.
We ought to:
treat one another as being created in the image of the Divine,
not stand idly by the blood of our brother,
recognize that we were once strangers and immigrants,
work for redemption,
have faith and cultivate hope,
take time for self-reflection and make amends,
establish a fair justice system,
lift up gratitude,
repair, rebuild, and renew,
care for the stranger the widow and orphan,
respond to others' needs with active presence,
act justly, love mercy and love humbly.
These values guide our actions.
Rosh Chodesh Racial Justice Review
Rosh Chodesh celebrates the start of the Hebrew calendar month marked by the new moon. It is a time to reflect and think about what new energy we want to bring into the month ahead.
This past year, the world began to awaken to the devastating impact of America’s relationship to racism. We have seen how the dignity of human life has been violated time and time again. The message of Judaism is clear: each life is sacred and infinitely valuable. A reflection of the Divine, in fact. And so, such inhumanity is regarded as an affront to the Creator.
The Rosh Chodesh Racial Justice Review will provide structured space to explore the nature of systemic racism from top thinkers, and help us to reflect upon the ways we participate in, and are impacted by systems of oppression.
Understanding the way racial injustice works is the first step in remedying the problems, taking us one step closer toward a world affirming of all. Let’s make 2021 a year of actively remedying racial injustice.
Rabbinic Reflections After 30 Years in an Interfaith Family
Article by Rabbi Miller
We are constantly exploring injustice and working towards the
repair of the world. Click on the links below for works we have
found to raise our awareness and inspire our action.
Justice Organizations we are inspired by and
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