Rabbi Menachem Creditor serves as spiritual leader of Congregation Netivot Shalom in Berkeley and is the Founder and Co-Chair of Rabbis Against Gun Violence.
Rabbi Menachem Creditor
By Rabbi Menachem Creditor
Gold Gestapo Gun is Headed to Auction
Rock Island Auction Company is putting the gold-plated semiautomatic pistol of a notorious Nazi war criminal up for bid in September. A golden Nazi gun. It is estimated that Hermann Goering’s Walther PPK will sell for $250,000 to $400,000. But wait; there’s more: The Rock Island Auction is also sponsoring and a “Freedom Challenge” to…
Channeling The Power of Faith to End Gun Violence
Rabbis are part of a growing group of American Faith Leaders who have witnessed with anguish our communities being devastated by suicides, homicides, unintentional shootings, and mass shootings. We have consoled families and buried their loved ones. We have seen how the most vulnerable and marginalized members of our society are disproportionately affected by gun…
How Bend the Arc Is Fighting Donald Trump
Many Jewish organizations have tried to find a way to fight back against the terrible rhetoric of Donald Trump, but Nathan Guttman’s story of May 20 lionizing the efforts of the Anti-Defamation League and other groups missed some of the most important work happening on this issue — and a crucial player: Bend the Arc. This…
Opposing Trump at AIPAC Is No Partisan Stance — It’s Jewish and All-American Patriotism
This evening, at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee policy conference, Donald Trump will take the stage, bringing with him messages of hate, intolerance and violence. I will not sit idly by. I refuse to sit, and in that refusal I am united with my fellow rabbis against the politics of hate and its implications….
Why Rabbi Gil Steinlauf’s Coming Out Is Watershed Moment for Jews
In 1977, Gerson D. Cohen, chancellor of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, approved a petition by the Rabbinical Assembly to create a committee to study the role of women as spiritual leaders in the Conservative movement. The voices included were varied, some in favor of the ordination of women as rabbis, some opposed. It…
I’m Done Apologizing
A Palestinian gestures as flames rise from the site of an Israeli air strike in Gaza / Getty Images I’m done apologizing for Israel. It’s tiring to apologize over and over. Instead, I’ve decided to come clean: I am a progressive American rabbi who leans left pretty hard. I’ve been engaged, as a US faith…
On Father’s Day, Let’s End Violence Against Women
Jodie Rivas, 23, shows scars caused by stab wounds in Nicaragua / Getty Images What does it mean to be a man in the world? This question looms large in public life, especially on the heels of Twitter’s recent #YesAllWomen campaign — a social media initiative that drew attention to the prevalence of violence, harassment…
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