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Holiness, Justice and Reaching Out to Others

Parashat Mishpatim What can this week’s parasha, and the Torah as a whole, teach us about reaching out to others and drawing them close? Our Torah portion begins: Exodus 21:1 א  וְאֵלֶּה הַמִּשְׁפָּטִים, אֲשֶׁר תָּשִׂים לִפְנֵיהֶם. 1 These are the ordinances which … Continue reading

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A Modern Day Prophet

Today is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. I have always admired Dr. King’s life and work. And of course, his words have always motivated and inspired me. In fact, Dr. King (in a very roundabout way) even played a role … Continue reading

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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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Praying With Their Feet

Tomorrow, and really all of this weekend, we remember the inspiring legacy of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his role in not only the civil rights movement in America, but for his contributions to humanity, and his leadership to … 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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50 Years Since the March on Washington

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, and Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s now-famous, “I Have a Dream” speech. I have blogged before on Dr. King as a modern-day prophet and the … Continue reading

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Help Bring Peace to Congo

Hey everyone.  Please listen up and take action! As Jews we have an obligation to Tikkun Olam, and to speak out against injustice and human rights abuses! The information here is a little complex … but is important. Over the last … Continue reading

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Video of the Day: War/No More Trouble

Here is a great video from Playing for Change, featuring such musicians as David Broza (from Israel), Bono (of U2), among others. Here’s to a great voice for peace! War/No More Trouble | Playing for Change  

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Watch. Sign. Share.

The time has come to run toward free and fair elections in Congo! In the last 10 years 5.4 million Congolese have died and 200,000 women have been raped in our world’s deadliest war since WWII. In November Congo will … Continue reading

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Help Make a Difference for Congo

As many of you know, we care very much about the people of Congo and desperately want to see peace in the war torn country. 5.4 million Congolese have died and 200,000 women have been raped in our world’s deadliest … Continue reading

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