Monday, August 31, 2015 Elul 16, 5775

We should resist reading ourselves into the historic image of Jews and blacks marching together for civil rights and instead focus on the major work left to be done, urges Rabbi Seth Goren. Rabbi Joel Seltzer agrees, quoting Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel from his first encouter with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.


Rabbi Malkah Binah Klein urges the community to incorporate Yiddish culture into more programming, and Rabbi Eric Yanoff responds, saying he was surprised — and thrilled — to see that interest in Yiddish transcends the generations.  


Rabbi Adam Lavitt reflects on moving forward from the uncertainty of the past year, and Rabbi Arthur Waskow responds by highlighting some of the bright moments of Jewish communal activism in 2014.

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