Those of us connected to the heritage of Avraham must engage in this difficult work of imbuing the words of our tradition with meanings that honor the values embodied by our ancestors in this week’s parasha of radical respect and generosity.
Should we be surprised that the refuge-state of the Jewish people would welcome a man forced out of his administration position for his associations with Hungarian Nazis, but not come to the aid of American Jews during an unprecedented surge in antisemitism?
On Tuesday, over 500 young Jews joined a Boston rally against white supremacy at the site of the Boston Holocaust Memorial's second vandalization.
Symbols and slogans take on meaning precisely because they are charged with the weight of fraught, painful, and contradictory pasts. They mean different things to different people. Respecting the power of these collisions constitutes both political good sense and common decency.