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Ruth: the Torah of Transgressive Transformation

Shavuot: When Torah Comes from Earth More than from Heaven As we take up the Book of Ruth for its traditional reading on Shavuot (this year, from Saturday evening, May 19, through Sunday evening, May 21) we may note that …

Opening comments from Leslie Cagan, a leader in the Peoples Climate Movement NY - Peoples Climate Movement 2018 Kick-off event is a city-wide organizing meeting on learning how you can get more involved in climate campaigns. Followed by brief updates on the exciting work of several campaigns and breaking groups focused on how we can strengthen and expand climate action in New York City and NY State, as well as nationally. (Photo by Erik McGregor)

Leslie Cagan’s Half-Century of Activism

When Brooklyn for Peace (brooklynpeace.org) named community organizer Leslie Cagan one of three Pathfinder for Peace award winners in late 2017, it was both in recognition of, and in gratitude for, Cagan’s more than 50 years of social justice activism. …

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A Grandmother’s Mindfulness

How she stays in the moment when she spends time with her granddaughter.

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Why We Need an Alternative to the Nice Jewish Boy

Men’s mistakes are not pit stops on the way to destiny.

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“The Heirs” Asks For How Many Generations Can Guilty Carry On?

Eleanor must face the unavoidable question: What did your grandparents do to my grandparents?

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A recorded conversation with Joy Ladin at Washington's DCJCC. She's wonderfully instructive, sometimes in deeply poignant ways; listen carefully here when she describes, among other things, the plight of transgender teens and their very basic need for shelter. 

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