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Why We’re Marching: America’s Journey for Justice
Posted on Tuesday August 18, 2015
When the NAACP’s America’s Journey for Justice began in Selma, AL, on August 1, the Reform Movement was there as a partner and ally. This historic 860-mile march in which nearly 200 Reform rabbis and activists are participating, will culminate in Washington, D.C. on September 16. Throughout, the marchers are demonstrating to our nation’s leaders that Americans […]
Moving Forward: Sh’nat Ha-Evel for Michael Brown, and 50 Years after the VRA
Posted on Wednesday August 05, 2015
This weekend marks one year since Michael Brown was shot and killed in the street by Officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, MO. As we take this moment to reflect on the past year, I am reminded of the Jewish tradition’s unique way of coping with death, to help mourners gradually reenter into normal life after […]
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Voting Matters, Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall
Posted on Thursday July 09, 2015
The first election that I can remember, I was four years old and I was accompanying my dad to go vote for our state representative and for our member of Congress. He brought me into the voting booth and I helped him pull down the levers as together we voted for who would represent our […]
What if D.C. had Taxation with Representation?
Posted on Thursday July 02, 2015
This weekend, Americans across the country will celebrate Independence Day. We celebrate the day in 1776 when the Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence, declaring their freedom from Great Britain. One of the primary complaints of the American colonists was that they were subject to “taxation without representation;” the colonists had to pay taxes imposed […]