Advocacy

Dvar Torah

Our Jewish values compel us to address the mistreatment of LGBT youth.
I recently took part in the Torah L'Am course, run at JHub and facilitated by Maureen Kendler from the London School of Jewish Studies. As part of the course, I was tasked with creating a Dvar Torah on the text in Shemot (Exodus) where we first meet Moshe and witness his physical and emotional development.
Talya Gillman delivered this d'var to Congregation Beth Shalom (Seattle) on Yom Kippur 2011. It seeks to amplify the message of Isaiah's Haftorah, which asks us to turn our ritualistic fast into action by fighting injustice, cruelty and selfishness in the world. The d'var calls on us to consciously dedicate ourselves to empathy and "activated" compassion.
Originally published on the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism's blog on 7/11/11
A dvar torah from Shirley Davidoff, Vice Chair of MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger.
An analysis of the "burning bush" as a call to awareness. Originally published for distribution on the Hazon CSA listserve.
Written by Rabbi David Saperstein, Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism. Originally posted in the Huffington Post on 2/7/2011.
Written by Rabbi David Saperstein, Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism. Originally posted in the Huffington Post on 2/7/2011.
American Jewish World service publishes divrei Torah for each major Jewish holiday, which explore themes of social justice that emerge from that holiday. Visit http://tinyurl.com/chagvchesed to sign up to receive this publication by e-mail.
This sermon was given at Beth El Synagogue in St. Louis Park, Minnesota on 8 Nisan 5772 by Rabbi Avi S. Olitzky.
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