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Jewish Activism

Avi Weiss, The Rabble-Rouser Rabbi, Takes Stock After An Activist Career

Religion News Service | Lauren Markoe | Posted 01.30.2015 | Religion

BRONX, N.Y. (RNS) As other Jewish leaders worked diplomatic channels and wrote letters to the editor protesting the establishment of a convent at the ...

Hanukkah's Lesson For Environmental Activists

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 12.18.2014 | Religion

The Hanukkah story is an account of a religious miracle, but in it lies another important message -- one that is inspiring some Jewish activists in th...

Jewish Inaction On Climate Change Is Unacceptable

Joelle Novey | Posted 02.08.2012 | Religion
Joelle Novey

In this critical moment of confronting irreparable damage to our Earth, it's high time for Jewish leaders to stop wondering which climate-polluting projects may be in some short-term Jewish interest.

Occupy Wall Street And The Perversion Of Jewish Values

Dovid Efune | Posted 12.12.2011 | Religion
Dovid Efune

It is true that Judaism encourages giving and care for the needy and holds charitable practices in the highest esteem. But the most productive Jewish path for authentic activists is in the private sector.

The People Of The Jargon

David Suissa | Posted 08.16.2011 | Religion
David Suissa

As I waded through the sophisticated verbiage in the Judaism 2030 report, it dawned on me that the beauty of the Chabad approach is in its intimacy -- and simplicity.