Conflict & Emergency

Dvar Torah

A very famous poem from the Rosh HaShanah liturgy, known as Unetanneh Tokef, bespeaks a multitude of calamities which might befall one during the upcoming year. We can take action. We can prepare. September is designated as National Preparedness Month across the United States.
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.
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 is part of the on-gong series of Divrei Torah being published on the NECHAMA, Jewish Response to Disaster web site and subsequently sent to our e-mail community.
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.
Traditionally, during the upcoming holiday of Sukkot, one relocates outdoors, living within the sukkah, the temporary dwelling that is the embodiment of the holiday.
November is often a month without any Jewish holidays. But, can we count Thanksgiving as a Jewish holiday?
This dvar torah is a part of Jewcology’s “Year of Jewish Learning on the Environment,” in partnership with Canfei Nesharim. Learn more at http://www.jewcology.com/content/view/Year-of-Jewish-Learning-on-the-Environment.
This is part of the on-gong series of Divrei Torah being published on the NECHAMA, Jewish Response to Disaster web site and subsequently sent to our e-mail community.
This dvar Torah was originally published as a part of the AJWS Chag v’Chesed series” and the same description “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.
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