Thatnks to scholar Alan Mintz, the first American Jewish organization to call for a two-state peace between Israel and Palestine was conceived.
The national prohibitions banning Jewish groups or individuals with “un-kosher” views about Israel from taking part in Hillel, and its application in exactly such cases as the expulsion of B’nai Keshet, changed Hillel into just another heresy-hunting Jewish organization.
Sophia Wilansky represents a reconnection with our own ancient earth-based spirituality of shepherds and farmers in the Hebrew Bible.
Tom Hayden, who died on Sunday, October 23, was one of the best of the change-makers who made The Sixties a transformative time, and who have kept going with verve and persistence through the half-century since.
Forty years ago, I noticed that one of our members was doing something odd when the Torah scroll was carried around the community.
With the Pope about to present his arguments for fighting climate change, Arthur Waskow and a large group of rabbis have made their own statement of purpose on this global question.
Rabbi Arthur Waskow recounted his grandmother’s reaction when fellow Jews used ‘shvartze’ to describe blacks. The old lady recalled that the anti-Semites called her names in Europe, too.
Sandy has sent an unmistakable biblical message about climate change. May the great storm teach us now to create a hurricane of social change, writes Arthur Waskow.
If you are a Jew who believes that the American government’s invasion and occupation of Iraq has been a terrible ethical and practical misdeed, you now find yourself walking amid landmines.There is a broad spectrum of organizations that opposed the invasion of Iraq and is working to end the American military presence there. Many of these
I am deeply saddened by the death last week of Rabbi Balfour Brickner.For two generations — as a pulpit rabbi in Washington, founding the staunchly liberal/progressive Temple Sinai, then on the national staff of the Reform movement, then as a pulpit rabbi again for New York City’s Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, and since his retirement thence,