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Prayer for Lights for Liberty Vigil - July 12th, 2019

Divine One, who breathes life into each and every one of us. May we be able to see Your spark, in our neighbors. Who asks us to love our neighbors as ourselves. Who makes no distinction regarding where we are from, the color of our skin, the faith we believe, and who binds us together in shared humanity. Who teaches us to treat the immigrant like our own people, for we too have been strangers in a land.

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Teaching without a Hiddush

Teaching for impact without the “wow” - 

On Shabbat, I taught a piece of text from the Shulkhan Arukh at a moment in our service for learning. It was suggested to me by my rav when I was trying to figure out what to teach. I looked up a bunch of references, but all in all, the text stood by itself. Little more was said on it that the words themselves.

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Standing with Black Lives and with Israel Cannot be Mutually Exclusive

...For the next two hours, I listened. I listened to black women who spoke of challenges and concerns that my white male privilege has shielded me from. I listened to black women who prayed for resolution, strength, and protection. I listened to black women who wanted justice. Beside them, supporting them, and in their name, I chanted, "we're on the people's side", "trust Black women", and "Black lives matter."...

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