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Chevre, It’s been a trying time, of late, and it appears to be getting worse instead of better – continued acts of violence around the country aimed at Jews, people of color, white churches. I have no solutions or action plans, but I know that we can come...

Fighting Hatred, Racism and Bigotry

Chevre, I’m taking a little time off and not writing a complete post this week. Instead, there are two videos that I want to share with you. The first is of Sacha Baron Cohen delivering his acceptance speech upon receiving the Anti-Defamation League’s...

The Depth and Breadth of American Racism

Chevre, As I articulated in my D’var Torah on Yom Kippur morning, white American racism is much more substantial – and profoundly disturbing – than things like “I get nervous when I’m walking down a city street and see someone black walking towards me.” My...

Judaism on Racism & Slavery, Yesterday and Today

Chevre, We’ve enjoyed, if I can use that word, several programs of high quality and profound impact during these first few months of our community’s exploration of American racism. My conception of our learning process is this: we’ll begin by...

The Nature and Nurture of Men

Chevre, What do the following things have in common? Sexual impropriety, harassment and rape in places ranging from the family home to the workplace to universities to whole industries to public spaces like streets and parks. Sexual abuse and molestation by priests...
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