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Race and Ethnic Relations

Statue of MLK against a blue sky

As we mark 50 years since Dr. King was assassinated, and in thinking about his connection with Moses, I’m drawn to Dr. King’s “I’ve Been To the Mountaintop.”

Evan Traylor
The author working at a childcare center in Israel

These days, I spend my time working with a group of people who have tasted the bitterness of slavery, torture, and hardship, and who long for freedom, the African asylum-seeking community in Israel.

Julie Fisher
Black and white knots intertwined against a black and white background as if to represent racial unity

In a disturbing new report finds that the number of murders committed by white supremacists in the United States more than doubled in 2017 compared to 2016.

 
 
Noah Fitzgerel & Matt Fidel
MLK statue in Washington DC against a blue sky

This year, let us use MLK Day to focus on the civil rights movement happening in the United States today.

Erika Davis & Rebecca Katz
Bright red stop sign against a bright blue sky with clouds

The Forward's "Rabbis Riundtable" series asked 25 rabbis of all denominations to answer this difficult question. Here's how the Reform rabbis on the list respoded.

Kate Bigam
Side view of the Washington Monument at twilight

I want to slam society against the wall and shout at the top of my lungs, “This is not right! This is not just! This is not the world that we are commanded to create"

Rabbi Joel N. Abraham
Mans hands using a Mac laptop while sitting on a couch

Watch live this Shabbat as rabbis, cantors, and Jewish leaders across North America speak about and reflect upon the events in Charlottesville and their aftermath.

Jane E. Herman
Lit votive candles placed in the shape of a heart

Read one rabbi's message to his congregation about the events in Chalottesville.

Rabbi Michael L. Feshbach
large white candle glowing in the dark

After violence from white supremacists left death and injury in Charlottesville, here’s a prayer and a call to action for all who love this nation.

Alden Solovy
Chalk drawing of a globe with different colors of stick figures standing atop it

Our retelling of the exodus from Egypt is incomplete if we don’t recognize that others are still enslaved. It is our moral duty to continue working for fairness for our fellow Jews and for those who remain enslaved by racism.  

Rabbi Elizabeth Zeller and Alexa Broida

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