From across the denominational spectrum as well as the secular, they signed on to a letter calling for a number of actions.
He protested the detention of immigrant children with ElderWitness and Friends. He was one of four arrested for blocking the ICE entrance.
“We see it as the freest thing we can do is to submit to arrest at this moment,” the rabbi said.
More than 100,000 people are expected to attend the People’s Climate March on Sunday, billed the ‘largest mobilization’ of its kind. And Jews will be leading the charge.
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.
What if Noah had been an exemplary spiritual leader and not just, as the Torah tells us, a righteous person by the standards of his own generation? Picture Noah as a true prophet of his time, a man who knows that God is about to destroy the world. Such a person would have done far more than simply build an ark for his own family. He would have labored tirelessly to warn the entire human family. He would have spoken from every rooftop, announcing that the earth would soon be destroyed if they did not immediately change their lives. He would have begged, cajoled and proclaimed, “There is still time, but do not tarry, for the end of the earth is at hand!”