In this upcoming term, much remains to be seen about the direction of the Court. The values of the Reform Jewish Community are regularly adjudicated by the Courts, which is the core of why policy on judicial nominees is needed. In this episode of RACPodcast, Ed Lazarus, noted author and Supreme Court scholar talks about what shape the court is taking, and where it might be going.
Reverend Linda Walling, Director of Faithful Reform in Health Care, discusses the need for health care reform and the steps that individuals and congregations can take to reduce the number of uninsured.
Sarah Steelman, Treasurer for the State of Missouri, speaks about how terror-free investing is possible in your community and in your personal financial planning.
Listen as Elissa Froman, Eisendrath Legislative Assistant, interviews Rabbi Jack Abramowitz, of the National Conference of Synagogue Youth, and Laura Novak Winer of the Reform Movement's Youth Division regarding their respective Sexuality Education programs. NCSY has launched a new Abstinence education website, while the Reform Movement has released the first phase of its Sacred Choices Jewish Sexual Ethics curriculum.
Listen as Marc Katz, Legislative Assistant at the Religious Action Center and Paul Roberts, acclaimed author of The End of Oil discuss climate change and the varying responses to it; as well as ideas for action as individuals and communities are all moving towards minimizing their carbon footprint.
Listen in as RAC Legislative Assistant, Gwendolyn Litvak and prominent economist, Jared Bernstein discuss the various issues facing the Minimum Wage increase, as well as its impact on the U.S. Economy.
Rabbi David Saperstein, Director of the Religious Action Center, sat down with acclaimed political scientist Norman J. Ornstein, resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, to discuss the prospects for the 110th session of the U.S. Congress.
Rabbi David Saperstein, Director of the Religious Action Center, sat down with journalist Nicholas Kristof to discuss actions that the average citizen, as well as the United States and international governing forces can and should be taking at this time. They also covered why the conditions in Darfur are different than other human rights abuses in the world today and what this difference means for the handling of the situation. Mr. Kristof’s biweekly column for The New York Times has focused on the situation in Darfur for years, in addition to uncovering and reporting on a variety of international human rights abuses.
Listen to commentary and insights on Presbyterian-Jewish relations, in light of the Presbyterian Church (USA)'s 217th General Assemby. Listen in as Naomi Greenspan, of the Commission on Interreligious Affairs, leads a conversation with Mark J. Pelavin, the Commission's Director.
Listen in as Rabbi David Saperstein discusses the genocidal violence in Darfur with Democratic House Leader Nancy Pelosi. “We saw genocide in progress,” Pelosi revealed as she shared her experience leading a bipartisan congressional delegation to the refugee camps of Darfur. Pelosi asserted further that the United States needs to “use its moral authority and its leadership in the world to change what is happening in Darfur.”
Listen to commentary and insights on the 2006 Israeli elections from Rabbi Andrew Davids, Executive Director of the Association of Reform Zionists of America (ARZA), Anat Hoffman, Executive Director of the Israel Religious Action Center, and Anna Kislanski, Central Shlicha for ARZA / Union for Reform Judaism.
In this podcast, we have gathered two of the movement's most passionate speakers on this issue. Listen in as Emily Kane, Senior Legislative Assistant on Judicial Nominations, and Al Vorspan, Director Emeritus of the Commission on Social Action of Reform Judaism, share their views on the nomination of Judge Samuel Alito, Jr.
In this podcast - produced with the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism - hear the story first hand from Rabbi Israel Dresner. Rabbi Dresner was one of those sixteen Rabbis who marched, and was later arrested, in St. Augustine.