#TorahForTheResistance in Parashat Tzav: we do ritual to hold space for the world's imperfection -- that's that point.
This week's Torah portion, Mishpatim, shows how justice and injustice can operate simultaneously in a colonial context. Perhaps it also reveals how injustice can be dismantled.
Jethro's advice to Moses to stand up while administering justice and to work with other judges is powerful advice for justice seekers in how to play with their edge. If we wish to pursue justice, we must be willing to stand up, while seeking others so that we are not overwhelmed by the load.
Why I'm attending this ten-day activist gathering in the West Bank to oppose occupation with the Center for Jewish Non-Violence.