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Course Announcement: Genocide, Jews and Justice

Monique Brumbach will be teaching a special six-week Foundation Course for the Messianic Jewish Theological Institute, titled: Genocide, Jews and Justice.  The course will examine select human rights abuses in modern times, and explore our mandate to serve as a … Continue reading

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Human Rights Day

Today marks the 66th anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). Led by First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, the chair of the United Nations Human Rights Commission, 48 of the most powerful countries in the world signed … Continue reading

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Justice as Holiness – Part III

The New Testament In our first post in this series we explored support for justice as holiness in the Torah. In our second post we explored justice as holiness within the prophets, and today, in our third and final post, … Continue reading

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Justice as Holiness – Part II

The Prophets Yesterday in the first part of this three-part series I introduced the concept of justice as holiness and explored its foundation in the Torah. Today we move on to the Prophets. The biblical prophets echo a call to … Continue reading

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Justice as Holiness – Part I

*This series is an expansion of an article I recently wrote for the UMJC Twenties newsletter, which can be read HERE. As Messianic Jews, we have a unique obligation to pursue social justice. This mandate is not just a hip … Continue reading

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What’s love got to do with it?

Parashat Va’etchannan: Why do we read this parasha every year after Tisha B’Av? I thought we were finished with all of the pleading already? This week, we spent a hungry evening on the floor reading Lamentations, remembering the horrific tragedies … Continue reading

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Learning from recent genocide survivors

My friend Laura Waters Hinson has been busy promoting her fantastic documentary film titled “As We Forgive Those.” The film follows two women, both survivors of Rwanda’s recent genocide, as they confront their families’ murderers, released from prison through Rwanda’s … Continue reading

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Avatar: A Jewish Spin

This past Sunday, I saw Avatar in 3-D for the second time. Both times seeing the movie I was blown away with what James Cameron was able to do, and how the technology even made it seem almost (I said … Continue reading

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Kristallnacht, Conflict, and the Congo

It seems quite fitting that on the eve of the 71st anniversary of Kristallnacht, Monique and I attended a staged reading of RUINED at the Kennedy Center in D.C. Written by award winning playwright Lynn Nottage, RUINED is a powerful … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

This view that women are somehow inferior to men is not restricted to one religion or belief. It is widespread. Women are prevented from playing a full and equal role in many faiths. Nor, tragically, does its influence stop at … Continue reading

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