Spend this Summer reading with the RAC's Social Justice Book Club! Suggesting your favorite social justice works and sharing your thoughts and informal reviews is a great way to keep the summer filled with tikkun olam!The RAC is pleased to announce RACreads (aren't we clever? Suggest a new name!), a new initiative to promote social justice reading and discourse. Each month we will review a new social justice text and provide a couple of questions for discussion. Around the same time we'll announce the next month's book. ... Read More
The passage and signing of marriage equality in New Hampshire was yet another exciting victory for the LGBT community and advocates across the country. With the realization of full marriage equality now in 6 states, the movement is gaining momentum and being put in the national spotlight. While we are still waiting and hoping that the New York State Senate will kick into gear and pass...Read More
-Avot d'Rabbi Nathan version A chapter 23
One of the obstacles to the creation of a political future shared by Jews and Arabs in Israel, as discussed in the last entry, is perhaps the fact that we don't share an understanding of the past. And the fact that the story told by...Read More
While the world's (and my own) attention have turned today to President Obama's speech to the Muslim world from Cairo, there's a development back here in Washington that shouldn't pass unnoticed. President Obama set a goal of a nuclear-weapons-free world in his previous bold speech in Prague. While many politicians are understood to either support or not oppose this law, few from either side of the aisle have spoken in support of this vision, one which the Reform Movement has supported since the dawning of the nuclear age in the middle of last century.
It is thus rather significant...Read More
...We, members of the people's council, representatives of the Jewish community of Eretz-Israel and of the Zionist movement..., hereby declare the establishment of a Jewish state in Eretz-Israel, to be known as the state of Israel.
-Israel Declaration of Independence
As I suggested in my last entry, in thinking about what it will take for Jews and Arabs to live...Read More