Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz

Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz is the founder and president of Uri L'Tzedek. He is the author of Jewish Ethics & Social Justice: A Guide for the 21st Century.


Articles by Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz

Judaism and Immigration

The Torah repeatedly emphasizes our obligation to love the strangers among us and to avoid causing them harm.

Netilat Yadayim: Sanctifying Our Primary Moral Instrument

Jewish tradition calls for the washing of hands every morning, which serves as a reminder to use them for holy purposes.

What Is Fair Taxation?

If one listened only to the avalanche of political ads during the recent election campaign, one might believe that Americans were ...

Hurricane Sandy, FEMA, and the Need for Big Government

The Rabbis teach (Ta’anit 11a) that “at a time when the community is suffering, no one should say, ‘I will ...

Is the Synagogue a Relic of the Past?

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Do We Prioritize the Vulnerable in Justice?

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Is Prayer for Activists?

Our basic premise as activists is human responsibility. We, not someone else, must step up to create change in the ...