Ted Merwin is a doctoral student in American Jewish theater at Hunter College. He is a longtime member of Jews for Racial & Economic Justice including its Strategic Action Committee, helped spearhead JFREJ's anti-sweatshop campaign, and has led JFREJ anti-racism trainings for students in the New York City area.
This piece of liturgy was written for Jews For Racial & Economic Justice in New York City. Its themes will be resonant for residents of so many of our cities and towns. It may be used in your congregation's High Holiday services or Tashlich ceremony, or in other gatherings for worship or protest. You may want to use this psalm as part of the service Tashlich for a Just City.