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American Jewish World service publishes divrei Torah for each major Jewish holiday, which explore themes of social justice that emerge from that holiday. Visit http://tinyurl.com/chagvchesed to sign up to receive this publication by e-mail.
Compares Avrams emigration from Canaan to Egypt and links to current issues of immigration, poverty, and famine.
A dvar Torah on Tzar Baalei Chayim. These materials are posted as part of Jewcology’s “Year of Jewish Learning on the Environment,” in partnership with Canfei Nesharim. Learn more at http://www.jewcology.com/content/view/Year-of-Jewish-Learning-on-the-Environment Rabbi Dovid Sears is the author of The Vision of Eden: Animal Welfare and Vegetarianism in Jewish Law and Mysticism (Orot 2003) among other Judaica works. He directs The Breslov Center of New York, whose website is http://breslovcenter.blogspot.com/
D'var Torah for Parshat Tetsaveh about conscious food choices and their relation to sacrifice. Originally distributed on the Hazon CSA newsletter.
Our Jewish values compel us to address the mistreatment of LGBT youth.
A d'var torah about the importance of agriculture and it's link to spirituality. Originally distributed on the Hazon CSA listserve.
A d'var torah about the importance of honoring land. Originally distributed on the Hazon CSA listserve.
How to make divorce in the Jewish community as civil as possible.
This essay was originally published as part of the Torah Queeries project, an online archive of commentaries on the weekly Torah portion managed by Jewish Mosaic (now Keshet - the two organizations merged in July 2010). The book version of Torah Queeries is available from NYU Press.
A d'var torah about a modern application of the concept of sacrifice. Originally distributed for the Hazon CSA listserve.