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Aryeh Cohen

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Tu Bishvat, Martin Luther King Day, and Shmittah: Radically Letting Go

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What is the opportunity that is afforded to us this year by the coincidence that Martin Luther King Day and Tu Bishvat fall on the same day?

Slouching Toward Sinai

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Those who claim the right to oppress or enslave others do it “beside” God; they are idolators.

RBG and the Lone Dissent

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Ginsburg’s legacy is that brilliance, tenacity and vision matter.

Defunding the Police Means Reclaiming Safety

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The ultimate safety of all communities, including the Jewish community, will not come from relying on a militarized police force.

White People Must Learn Nonviolence Before We Demand It Of Others

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“Shun evil and do good” the Psalmist charges (Psalms 34:14). OK, we say, but why is that a two-step process? Why not just “do...

President Trump and the Meaning of Personal Penitence

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President Donald Trump’s reactions to the recent massacre by a white nationalist in El Paso came to mind the other night at my local...

First Step or Last Step?

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It seems as if all of political D.C. has broken out in song over the First Step Act of 2018. Finally, a bipartisan piece...

The Cries of a Child

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In 2015, the picture of a 3-year-old, Aylan Kurdi, wearing a bright red shirt, blue pants and sneakers, lying face down in the surf near...

Do Justice or Go Home

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There is a disturbing story of rabbinic apathy in the Babylonian Talmud (Shabbat 55a) in which Rabbi Yehudah is learning from Rabbi Shmuel. (These aren’t...

Going Where Justice Calls

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Every day since Donald Trump rescinded the Dream Act, one hundred twenty dreamers have lost their DACA protections. This means that they can be...

Oppose Charter Amendment C—and strengthen democracy

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Did you know that there is an election on May 16? Don’t beat up on yourself if you didn’t, most of your fellow citizens...

Make America just (again)

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At the height of the escape from Egypt, the Israelites are encamped on the banks of the Reed Sea and the Egyptians are bearing...
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