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Offline Source Sheet
Dr. David I. Bernstein, Ph.D, Dean - Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies Uri L'Tzedek Beit Midrash, New York, NY February 17, 2010/ eve of 4 Adar 5770
This source sheet explores Jewish responses to disaster. It uses modern and ancient texts to encourage taking action to respond to the January, 2010 earthquake in Haiti. This source sheet could be tailored to a discussion around a different disaster, as well.
This source sheet examines Abraham's challenge to God regarding the destruction of Sodom and Gomorah in depth, and encourages participants to explore their own positions as social justice advocates.
Mitvah of feeding the hungry
This source sheet explores the story of Moses convincing God not to destroy the Jewish people, and the gemara's interpretation of his actions.
Sources on warfare and nuclear disarmament.
This source sheet places the obligation to address HIV/AIDS pandemic in the larger context of the imperative to save lives.
From the Sources is designed by AJWS to facilitate holiday text study around issues of social justice. We invite you to engage in the texts and use them in your community to teach and take action.