Aryeh Cohen teaches all things Rabbinic Literature (Mishnah, Talmud, midrash) and social justice at the Ziegler School for Rabbinic Studies of the American Jewish University. He is a professor, a social justice activist, a rabbi and a lecturer, and is the author, most recently, of the book Justice in the City: An Argument from the Sources of Rabbinic Judaism.
Aryeh is a founder and member of the Shtibl Minyan, and a board member of T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights, and CLUE-LA.
We all must demand that those who are commissioned in our names to enforce our laws, start from the presumption that on the face of every single person is written “thou shalt not kill.” We must, in the urgency of this moment, repeat at the highest of decibels and in the most hallowed of places that Black Lives Matter.
Jewish organizations in increasingly desperate attempts to attract those folks who have walked away have decided now that the answer lies in “disruptive technology.” What exactly, I wonder, is being disrupted? And, more importantly, where are the major Jewish organizations when actual disruption is urgently called for?
Directly distributing food and survival items to the homeless on Purim can shock us awake. Rabbi Aryeh Cohen went to Skid Row, Los Angeles.
Welcome to Jewschool's Relaunch Virtual Dance Party! Click through and enjoy Basya Shechter's rock setting of Abraham Joshua Heschel's love poem.