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A Menu of Social Justice



Rabbi Michael Namath, Program Director here at the RAC, tells a story to our L’Taken students: One day, as a few people were walking by the riverside, they saw babies floating down the river.  Several people jumped into the river and started pulling the babies out to try to save them, but more and more […]

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One Eventful Weekend…



This is one eventful weekend! We have the start of Black History Month, Groundhog Day, the Super Bowl, and to top it all off, the first weekend of Jewish Disability Awareness Month. How will we possibly survive all the excitement? What were they thinking when they planned all of this for just a few short […]

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Rise up Maccabean Style for Rights of the Disabled



This post first appeared as an op-ed in JTA on December 9. The sages of the Talmud had a debate about how we are to light the Chanukah menorah: Should we begin with eight candles and remove one each night, or begin with one and add through the holiday? After hearing different views, it was resolved […]

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The Lingering Power of Words



Words matter. As kids we learn that sticks and stones can break our bones but words can never hurt us, but we soon realize that this isn’t entirely true. Bruises fade after a few days, but words linger in our minds for much longer. And, in this week’s “Ten Minutes of Torah,” Rabbi Bruce Kadden […]

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