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Rev Barber at the podium at the 2017 URJ Biennial

This address was presented before the 74th Union for Reform Judaism Biennial convention on Wednesday, December 6.

Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II
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This week, Shabbat Tzedek gives us an opportunity to renew our commitment to the ongoing struggle to ensure civil rights and racial equality for all.

Rabbis Lindsey and Michael Danziger
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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
Police in riot gear outside Central Reform Congregation, St. Louis, MO

After a not guilty verdict in the shooting death of Anthony Lamar Smith, ReformJudaism.org spoke to Rabbi Susan Talve of Central Reform Congregation in St. Louis, MO.

Joy Friedman and Jacob Kraus
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
Outside view of Congregation Beth Israel building in Charlottesville, VA

When I learned there had been 400 men chanting “Jews will not replace us” on the University of Virginia grounds, my first thought was for Congregation Beth Israel.

Dahlia Lithwick
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Because this past week has been difficult for our nation and our Jewish community, it is imperative that we respond with love, inclusion, and compassion.

April Baskin
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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
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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
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As Reform Jews, we are called, like the generations before us, to build partnerships across lines of difference to advocate for and engage with the oppressed of our day.

 

Rabbi Lucy Dinner

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