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My "boomer" generation addressed many social issues. And we also left new issues for the next generation to solve.
A d'var torah about the importance of community infrastructure. Originally distributed on the Hazon CSA listserve.
Originally published on the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism's blog on 7/11/11
The responsibility of a Jew with regard to social justice.
Morality and justice in Jewish thought. Published on Chiefrabbi.org
A d'var torah about the permissibility of animal slaughter. Originally distributed on the Hazon CSA listserve.
The seven-week period between Passover and the holiday of Shavuot (which begins the evening of June 7) is called sefirat ha-omer, the “counting of the omer.” I have been overwhelmed during this time of counting by the number of tragic storm reports being received from across the country. May the counting of the days for those affected by this spring’s disasters be as short as possible and may God grant the victims the strength and fortitude to speedily recover.
My conception of Purim has evolved as I have learned of the social justice components of the holiday.
This Dvar Torah highlights the important connection between names in the book of Shmot and the value of human dignity for all people.
Talya Gillman gave this d'var to the University of Washington Hillel on Rosh Hashana 2010. In recounting a near-death experience, Talya calls on us to make the upcoming year truly meaningful, by not only asking God for a world deplete of indifference and poverty, but by working towards the creation of that reality ourselves.