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It is no secret that social action is a central maxim of Judaism.

Jacob Gurvis

As the entire Reform Movement grapples with the horrendous news reports of families forcibly separated at the US border, we have been heartened by the commitment of our congregations along the US-M

Photo from the US-Mexico border in Laredo, TX

In this week’s parasha, Matot-Masei, we learn that Moses kept a journal of the goings forth of the Israelites as t

Rabbi Dena Feingold and Abigail Backer

But this is America. This is the same America that took the children of enslaved African Americans and sold them, often as a means of punishment or as a way to control the behavior of those who resisted the system.  This is the same America that took First American children from their parents and placed them in boarding schools and stripped them of their native language and culture. This is the same America that placed Japanese American children in cages during World War II. And this America is now taking brown babies and children from South America and Central America from their parents.  Diminishing the humanity and dignity of people of color is very American, and children are not exempt from these cruel acts of racism. This is America! This is us!

Rev. Aundreia Alexander
Image of a globe, zoomed in on the United States

This post is adapted from a sermon given at Temple Sinai in Washington, DC on Friday, June 29, 2018.

Rabbi Fred N. Reiner

As a kid, I was never very good at falling asleep. I came into the world screaming, and my parents joke that nothing much has changed. Eventually, they had to teach me to sleep by letting me cry.

Iliana Eber
Woman holding sign that reads "Give us your tired, your poor, your huddled masses... and we'll take away their children" at a rally

Take a moment to think about your mother or your father; your daughter or your son.

Ali Rosenblatt

Clergy from Temple Beth El - Boca, Congregation of Reform Judaism - Orlando, Temple Beth Am - Miami, Temple Israel of West Palm Beach, Kol Ami-Emanuel of Plantation, Temple Israel of Greater Miami,