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. These rituals and prayers infuse that work with a sense of holiness and perspective to help us do just that.
But we must recall the innate human dignity of every person, every prisoner, and recognize their need for healing, too.
The sukkah is one profound place to remember the effects of global scorching on all of us.
How can we embrace the powerful exercise of Shmita in a way that is both personally meaningful and works to restore the fabric of our community?
Our most holy texts make it clear that we may not stand idly by while violence is perpetrated in our midst.
Every once in a long while, different streams of time flow together in a way that seems uncanny—even miraculous.
We welcome your submissions for a virtual “assembly” of voices that weave in Jewish teachings, rituals, and prayers in response to climate change