A few months ago for Domestic Violence Awareness Month, I wrote about the unlikely connection between domestic violence and gun violence, and how the intersection of these two issue
2016 is off to a great start in the fight for social justice! On Tuesday, President Obama issued an executive order against gun violence.
WASHINGTON, D.C., January 5, 2016 — In response to the executive order announced today by President Obama to address gun violence, Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner, Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, issued the following statement:
When I witnessed a gun homicide, I struggled with how best to incorporate my own mourning and my sense of community loss into my Jewish worship.
Guardian of life, liberty, and the promise of peace, may our nation always merit Your protection.
As we begin 2016, we reflect upon the successes and challenges of last year, and many of us embark on fulfilling our new year’s resolutions. We at the RAC have made our own social justice resolutions for the New Year.
As what I call a “New Yorker-in-diaspora,” State of the Union nights remind me that Washington, D.C. is a great city-fit for me, because you can pretty much guarantee that all bars will be playing the speech or that a friend or a friend of a friend is hosting a watch party.
The publication of Dan Ephron’s Killing a King: The Assassination of Yitzhak Rabin and the Remaking of Israel is timely, coinciding with both the 20th anniversary of Rabin’s assassina
What do we teach our children when we seek entertainment in the spectacle of two human beings each trying to maim the other or render her senseless? And yet, should we be surprised? After all, we live in a country where mass murder occurs on a regular basis.