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  1. Defining a Moral and Just Society

    Commentary by Rabbi Judith Hauptman on January 22, 2014 in Social Justice

    Sometimes an article in the newspaper reminds you of something in the Torah and makes you think in new ways about verses you have read many times before. On January 2, 2014, the New York Times featured an article on its o p-e d page ...

    cldemesier - January 23, 2014

  2. A Just and Sustainable Society

    Commentary by Rabbi Daniel S. Nevins on July 13, 2013 in Social Justice

    What is your vision of a righteous city? This is an important question, because this week is known as Shabbat Hazon, the Sabbath of Vision, and the vision offered by our prophets is that of a city that has gone astray, abandoning the path of right ...

    chschwartz - July 9, 2013

  3. "Yours? Mine? Ours? Economies for a Sustainable Earth"

    Video by JTS on April 25, 2013 in Social Justice


    chschwartz - April 25, 2013

  4. Justice, Tzedek, Sadaqah: Pursuing Social Justice in Multi-faith Communities

    Video by JTS on February 21, 2013 in Social Justice

    Event moderator Joshua Stanton solicites questions via the Journal of Interreligious Dialogue and State of Formation. Add your voice to the conversation with these renowned leaders in multi-faith social justice. ...

    chschwartz - February 21, 2013

  5. Ultimate Questions

    Commentary by Rabbi David Hoffman on September 20, 2012 in Social Justice

    "Live the questions now." —Rainier Maria Rilke,  Letters to a Young Poet , 1903 ...

    chschwartz - September 21, 2012

  6. Good Ecology Makes Good Theology

    Commentary by Dr. Stephen Garfinkel on August 11, 2012 in Social Justice

    How will the Torah reading for this week, Parashat Eikev, stack up against last week's reading (Va-ethannan), which included no less than the Ten Commandments and the Shema'? Obviously, that will be a hard act to follow! Be assured, thou ...

    chschwartz - August 13, 2014

  7. Raising the King's Sons

    Commentary by Rabbi David Levy on May 19, 2012 in Social Justice


    chschwartz - October 4, 2012

  8. The Last Day of Passover

    Commentary by Dr. Alan Cooper on April 14, 2012 in Social Justice

    Of all the extra festival days that we celebrate in Diaspora ( yom tov sheni shel galuyot ), perhaps the most irksome is the eighth day of Pesah. The second day of Sukkot adds to the delight of the holiday when the weather cooperates; the second ...

    chschwartz - October 26, 2012

  9. Consumption With Humility

    Commentary by Rabbi Charlie Schwartz on March 17, 2012 in Social Justice

    Exodus Rabbah 9 ...

    chschwartz - October 24, 2012

  10. Why There is Suffering

    Commentary by Rabbi Charlie Schwartz on December 24, 2011 in Social Justice

    Bereishit Rabbah 92:1 ...

    ccnmtl - September 13, 2012