Four hundred Jews, Muslims, and others attended a public Passover “Seder in the Streets” on the steps of New York City Hall, organized by JFREJ.
Shmuel Rosner misunderstands the Exodus, prioritizing national solidarity above “worn-out political debates”— and is badly mistaken.
Passover is a holiday about hope against all odds. Even if we do not know what will be, our actions matter and the seemingly-impossible can be achieved.
#TorahForTheResistance in Parashat Tzav: we do ritual to hold space for the world's imperfection -- that's that point.
Though our world feels far from liberated, our people experienced liberation in some deeply meaningful ways and remembering this is an important tool for helping us move forward.
Ten lessons from the new AJWS Haggadah -- Next Year in a Just World -- for Jewish social justice activists.
And yet, in the Biblical Pesach story, Rasha is not left behind. The entire Jewish community -- the wise, the wicked, the simple, and those who don’t know how to ask -- cross the red sea together. And together they wander for forty years, diasporic and free, a group filled with doubters and dissenters and rebels. In other words, questioning the Jewish community does not mean that we are separating ourselves from it. We question not from a place of distance but from a place of caring, engagement, and connection. And efforts to keep out the challengers, to blunt our teeth, are doomed to fail.