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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
Green highway signs indicating proximity Alabama River and the town of Selma

A few weeks ago, 32 of us from my synagogue, Am Shalom in Glencoe, traveled to Atlanta, Selma, Birmingham, and Montgomery on a transformational journey led p

Kerry Leaf
Womens March protesters carrying a sign for the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism

On January 21, millions of women and supporters around the globe turned out to demonstrate peacefully for human rights and against hate. But how do we turn a moment into a movement?

Rabbi Ruth Adar
U.S. Capitol

Today is a momentous day. Whichever candidate we voted for in the election, today marks the beginning of a new period in our shared history.

Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner
Martin Luther King, Jr. monument in Washington, D.C.

How can we pursue acts of justice that help fulfill our vision of a world in which every person experiences wholeness, justice, and compassion?

Jacob Kraus
Martin Luther King marching in Selma with Black and Jewish leaders

Albert Vorspan was present at every milestone of the early civil rights movement. In 1964, Vorspan landed in jail with Dr. King and other protesters.

Aron Hirt-Manheimer
Stone MLK statue in Washington

This year, Temple Emanuel of Greensboro, N.C., will hold its 22nd annual MLK Shabbat Service.

Rabbi Fred Guttman

The end is near. When we wake up on November 9th, it will be over. And what happens then? We get up and go to work.

Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner

I'm uncomfortable entering unfamiliar synagogues - solely because I am mixed race, and people assume that I am not Jewish.

Marra B. Gad

Too often in our own day, politicians of all stripes seek advantage through the denigration of others, through the promulgation of fear, and through the dissemination of hate. But not all views have validity. Some are anathema to everything we hold dear.

Rabbi Rick Jacobs

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