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Talya Gillman gave this d'var to Congregation Beth Shalom (Seattle) in January 2009. It uses text from Parshat Vayigash to examine our connection to others, calling for global humanism despite seemingly insurmountable communal boundaries.
A modern take on the plagues. Originally published for distribution on the Hazon CSA Listserve.
Lessons of Torah that influence our response in times of disaster.
This d'var was published in the Huffington Post just before Passover of 2012. It is a discussion of hope and homelessness, our reaction to poverty (or lack thereof) and Passover's themes of exile and redemption.
Yom Kippur Day Sermon addressing hunger by Rabbi Harold J. Kravitz. Adath Jeshurun Congregation - Minnetonka, MN.
“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 D'var was given at Congregration Beth Shalom in Seattle by Talya Gillman in 2011. It uses the medical condition of skin disease to explore our obligation to assist others.
What can we learn from the commandment of Shmita? This Dvar Torah shows the important social values that are based in the Shmita laws.
A dvar torah about justice and community-building through a lens of hunger. Delivered in March 2012 at Beth Sholom Congregation in Elkins Park, PA.
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This is the first part of a resource designed as a suppliment for Jewish communities and schools to Equal Exchange's comprehensive Fair Trade curriculum for 5th-8th graders,which can be found at:http://www.equalexchange.coop/educationaltools