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Judaism Social Justice

The Jewish Mandate for Advocacy, Service and Repairing the World

Rabbi Sid Schwarz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Sid Schwarz

There is a long way to go to make Jewish service a standard part of the experience for young American Jews. Still, the growth of the field is evidence that the Jewish tradition of giving back to the society in which we live is alive and well.

Judaism and Global Justice: A Conversation with Ruth Messinger

Katherine Marshall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Katherine Marshall

Jewish sages say that if all the problems of the world were on one side of a scale, and poverty was on the other, poverty would be heavier. That idea guides us.

Youth, Religion and Social Responsibility: Part II

Rabbi Sid Schwarz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Sid Schwarz

Precisely at a time when the world seems to be spinning out of control, it is heartening to see the emergence of a new global ethic of social responsibility capturing the minds and hearts of young people all over America.

Social Justice and Orthodox Judaism

Tali Adler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Tali Adler

Uri L'Tzedek, Hebrew for "Awaken to Justice," is America's first Orthodox Jewish social justice organization. Founded in 2007, it is leading an awakening within the Orthodox community.