the path that we now follow / is the Exodus our ancestors never chose / flooding with pain they died not to swallow / the past spills into the river and flows
The Tanach is our owner’s manual. If we want to operate this complex thing we call Jewish identity, it’s probably worth reading the instruction book. Are we doing enough to engage on a daily basis with our ancient sources?
Rabbi A. James Rudin
In his pamphlet Der Judenstaat (The Jewish State), Theodor Herzl outlined his plan for the Jewish statehood in great detail. Its publication catapulted Zionism, the national Jewish liberation movement of the Jewish people, into the world arena of Realpolitik.
Rabbi Josh Weinberg
In Hebrew, two terms describe two different aspects of nationalism. Leumiut directly translates to “nationalism"; leumanut carries a jingoistic, chauvinistic, supremacist, and extremist brand of nationalism.
January 14, 2021
In the video “Owning Our Racial Equity Work Ahead,” Yolanda Savage-Narva, the Union for Reform Judaism’s director of Racial, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (REDI), calls on each of us in the Jewish community to do three things.