Exploring a reasonable Judaism - authentic and current, inclusive and welcoming - Rabbi Jonathan Freirich opens and develops discussions about Jewish life, learning, and meaning. Jewish and... means Judaism enhanced because today's Judaism is: interfaith, intercultural, inter-ethnic, pluralist, pro-GLBTQ, feminist, and multi-generational. Jewish and… starts with Jewish sources: Torah, Midrash, Talmud, Commentaries, Israel, Yiddish, Hebrew, Food, Klezmer, and anything else that connects us to our Jewish selves.
Daily we should take account and ask: what have I done today to
alleviate the anguish, to mitigate the evil, to prevent humiliation? Let
there be a grain of profit in every human being! Our concern must be
expressed not symbolically, but literally; not only publicly, but
privately; not only occasionally, but regularly. What we need is the
involvement of every one of us as individuals. What we need is
restlessness, a constant awareness of the monstrosity of injustice.
Written by Abraham Joshua Heschel, included in Rosh Hashanah Readings edited by Rabbi Dov Peretz Elkins Posted today by Rabbi Karyn Kedar