Rabbi David Saperstein addresses the importance of religion and interfaith work to conflict prevention and resolution.
Like many Massachusetts families, the Boston Marathon is very much part of my family’s lives. Every year we gather to watch, volunteer, or run, as my wife and I did in 2008. Drawing thousands of diverse souls from all over the world, the event represents the best of American civil society.
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Saperstein: "This malicious act of terror against members of Pakistan's religious minority community is reflective of a terrible trend of attacks against religious minorities not only in Pakistan, but in too many places throughout the world."
This statement was written by Rabbi Jocee Hudson from Temple Israel of Hollywood. More than sixty Reform Jewish clergy have signed on to the statement.
As fulfilling as it was to engage in Shavuot programs, a lot weighs on me. With COVID-19 continuing to ravage Black communities and racist violence all over the news, I almost feel like it’s Yom Kippur instead – the time when Jews are supposed to be most aware of their own mortality.