Discrimination & Diversity

Dvar Torah

This article appeared in the Huffington Post in May of 2011. It is a critique of our blindness towards homelessness and how it pertains to the Prophet Elijah, who often appears as a homeless man in Biblical stories.
My "boomer" generation addressed many social issues. And we also left new issues for the next generation to solve.
This was the first Dvar Torah I ever gave over, on a early Monday morning Shacharit service in Jerusalem. The background setting was the awful treatment of eight-year-old Naama at the hands of extremeist Haredim in Bet Shemesh.
This was the first Dvar Torah I ever gave over, on a early Monday morning Shacharit service in Jerusalem. The background setting was the awful treatment of eight-year-old Naama at the hands of extremeist Haredim in Bet Shemesh.
In 2011, Parashat shelach fell on refugee week. Here are a few questions from parashat shelach that relate to refugees.
Loving the stranger
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.
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.
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.
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