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The Floor Beneath Our Feet

AVODAH | Posted 11.12.2014 | Religion

By Jonathan Huberman This post originally appeared at TalkPoverty. Last year, I participated in AVODAH's Jewish Service Corps in New York City, eng...

'Hineni' in Our 21st Century Lives

AVODAH | Posted 11.10.2013 | Religion

In the Torah, we are first introduced to the term Hineni when we read about Akedat Yitzchak, the Binding of Isaac, in Chapter 22 of Genesis. When God calls out to Abraham, prior to commanding him to sacrifice his son, Abraham responds, "Hineni."

Wealth Accumulation, Race And The American Ashkenazi Jewish Experience

AVODAH | Posted 07.14.2013 | Religion

"She's not white, she's Jewish." Sometimes I would like to say this about myself, but it is untrue. I am a proud Jew and a proud white person, but that's not so easy to say. Is there reason for white people to be proud of their race after this country's legacy of racism?

Tis The Season.. To Start Looking For A Job (With A Faith-Based Service Program)

Wayne Meisel | Posted 03.09.2013 | Religion
Wayne Meisel

There are tens of thousands of service jobs available. And more and more young people -- and their parents -- are recognizing the opportunities for personal growth and the benefits of engaging in our communities.