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WATCH NOW: June 17: Juneteenth 2021: How American Jews are reflecting on a year of racial reckoning

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Last summer’s historic protests reverberated across the country and the Jewish world has been struggling to meet the moment. How effective have the efforts been? What else can Jews do to fight for racial justice?

Rabbi Sandra Lawson of Reconstructing Judaism and Tema Smith, a Forward contributing columnist, joined our editor-in-chief, Jodi Rudoren, for their second annual Juneteenth conversation.

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