social justice

Summertime Social Justice

Before school's back, use some staycation time for tikkun olam

When Is Something Not A Jewish Issue?

Jewish organizations, along with other faith-based and secular social justice organizations, have been ablaze with statements and action alerts during ...

Real Religious Pluralism

Here on the west coast of Canada we live in a chain of port cities. People from all over the world ...

The Torah of the Stateless and the Marginalized

What does it mean to be part of a social change movement? I recently was privileged to learn first-hand one ...

Peace Boots

The morning after: Having arrived at Genesis 18:23 with my 9th graders, it seemed like the only thing to do ...

Everyone Has One Sermon

They say that all rabbis have only one sermon.  If you’re lucky you have two, but when you look at the second ...

It’s Not A Supernatural Miracle

Eternal light in the ancient Temple symbolized an uninterrupted connection between God and the people. When the Romans desecrated the ...

Seeking Human Kindness

This has been a momentous time – and while I believe in the absolute separation of church and state, I ...

Jewish Perspectives on Labor Day

There is some irony in the observance of “Labor Day” in our country: It is a holiday acknowledging the achievements ...

Hitler Speaks at My Jewish Summer Camp

It was mid-morning on a Wednesday. I was serving as visiting faculty at our regional Reform Jewish overnight camp and ...