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Tikkun Olam

Posted by: erika on: October 9, 2010

It is clearly the duty of every Jew to seek justice.  In a world unredeemed, a word that is damaged, it is the job of every Jew to participate in tikkun olam/repair of the word.  In areas of social justice, social action, Judaism has set itself clear mandates “You shall do what is right and […]

Last night I sat in a room with 18 Jews of Color

Posted by: erika on: October 7, 2010

and it was … I actually can’t physically end that sentence.  It was so many things; inspirational, eye-opening, confusing, regrettable, moving, challenging, awesome, comforting, intriguing, motivating. Inspirational When I found the organization, Be’chol Lashon, on the internet I clicked through each aspect of their website as quickly as I could.  I remember my eyes darting back […]

Remembering 9/11

Posted by: erika on: September 11, 2010

9 years ago today many Americans lost their lives.  Those Americans were Black, White, Asian, Latino…Those Americans were gay, straight, trans, bisexual…Those Americans were Muslims, Jews, Christians,  Athiests…Those Americans were women, men, children…They were mothers, sisters, daughters, aunts, fathers brothers, sons, uncles…They were grand parents.  Most importantly I’m remembering that they were people with families they […]


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