While sexual violence occurs in all spaces, schools and campuses at all educational levels create unique challenges.
We are excited to begin this year as the RAC's 2017-18 class of Eisendrath Legislative Assistants. We come to the RAC with a wide range of experiences and interests and look forward to growing together as a community of activists, thinkers, and change-makers.
Sexual violence is a denial of the Jewish belief in the fundamental dignity of every individual and an abhorrent violation of the sanctity and wholeness of the body and health of another person.
Whoever saves one life in Israel [i.e., of a Jew] is as if he had saved an entire world.
– Mishnah, Sanhedrin 4:5
Whoever saves one life is as if he had saved an entire world.
Since the Charlottesville violence, there has been a reckoning and much public reflection about race in America. The result: The sense that business as usual cannot continue.
Parashat Ki Teitzei includes a rich and varied collection of directives that serve as a partial blueprint for behaviors and norms to create the emerging covenantal culture. As Professor Adele Berlin notes, “Issues pertaining to women are prominent in this parashah. . . .