As members of local and global Jewish communities, we bear responsibility for pursuing justice and equality for all the citizens of the world. We can all give tzedakah and a little time, while some of us have the capacity to do much more. We make the world better when we fight for justice from a place of humility and love, not rage. These rituals and prayers infuse that work with a sense of holiness and perspective to help us do just that.
The gift of freedom our people received generations ago bestows upon us the obligation and responsibility to work for the liberation of all people.
Do I believe that with God’s strength I can do all things? How powerful would that be?
Found In: Pursuing Justice
As a young rabbinical student, I was full of zeal for unearthing obscure Jewish texts and bringing them to bear on modern issues. No more would we invoke the same tired old Torah; instead, I would...