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Righteous Indignation A Jewish Call for Justice

ISBN-10: 1580234143

ISBN-13: 9781580234146

Edition: 2009

Authors: Or N. Rose, Margie Klein, David Ellenson, Martha Ackelsberg, Rebecca Alpert

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In this groundbreaking volume, leading rabbis, intellectuals, and activists explore the relationship between Judaism and social justice, drawing on ancient and modern sources of wisdom. The contributors argue that American Jewry must move beyond ¿mitzvah days¿ and other occasional service programs, and dedicate itself to systemic change in the United States, Israel, and throughout the world. These provocative essays concentrate on specific justice issues such as eradicating war, global warming, health care, gay rights and domestic violence, offering practical ways to transform theory into practice, and ideas into advocacy. Rich and passionate, these expressions will inspire you to consider your obligations as a Jew, as an American and as a global citizen, while challenging you to take thoughtful and effective action in the world.
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Book details

List price: $19.99
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: LongHill Partners, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/1/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.034

Margie Klein is a passionate activist and budding religious leader. Founder and director of Moishe House Boston: Kavod Jewish Social Justice House, she is a student at the Rabbinical School of Hebrew College. She is the founder of Project Democracy, a program that mobilized 97,000 students to vote in the 2004 election.

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Judaism, Justice, and American Life
Can Social Justice Save the American Jewish Soul?
What Does Tikkun Olam Actually Mean?
Divine Limitation and Human Responsibility
Preaching What I Practice: The Power of Jewish Organizing
The Legacy of Abraham Joshua Heschel: Jewish Spirituality and Political Transformation
Religious Leadership and Politics
Renewing Creation: Judaism and the Environment
Rereading Genesis: Human Stewardship of the Earth
Jewish Textual Practice and Sustainable Culture
Wonder and Restraint: A Rabbinical Call to Environmental Action
Toxic Waste and the Talmud
Judaism, Oil, and Renewable Energy
The Temple of the Spirit: The Human Body
Redemption for Radicals: Jewish Congregation-Based Community Organizing
The Blood of Our Neighbors: American Health Care Reform
The Global AIDS Crisis: Caring for the Sick by Standing with the Activists
A Jewish View of Embryonic Stem Cell Research
The Brownsville Legacy: Judaism and Reproductive Rights
Looking Inward: Domestic Violence within the Jewish Community
The Yoke of Oppression: Social and Economic Justice
Hearing the Voice of the Poor
A Jewish Vision for Economic Justice
Why a Labor Movement Matters
And If Not Together, How? Jews and Immigration in the United States
Gracious Giver of Wisdom: Recovering America's Great Public School System
The Possibility of Change: An Argument for Restorative Justice
Klal Yisrael: Creating an Inclusive Community
The Significance of Sex: Social Order and Post-Mythic Religion
Beyond Same-Sex Marriage: Social Justice and Sexual Values in Judaism
Priority Lists: A Dialogue on Judaism, Feminism, and Activism
Created Beings of Our Own: Toward a Jewish Liberation Theology for Men, Women, and Everyone Else
Multiracial Jewish Families: A Personal and Political Approach to Justice Politics
Differently Abled: The Lesson of Rabbi Elazar
Seeking Peace: Israel, Palestine, And American Jewry
Warriors, Prophets, Peacemakers, and Disciples: A Call to Action in the Face of Religiously Inspired Violence
Plotting the Middle Path to Israeli-Palestinian Peace: The Role of American Jews
Imitatio Dei and/as Shared Space: A Jewish Theological Argument for Sharing the Holy Land
Everything Falls Apart
The Challenge of Making Peace
The Seventy Nations: Global Concerns
Am I My Brother's Keeper If My Brother Lives Halfway Around the World?
A Jewish Response to Globalization
"Silence Is Akin to Assent" Judaism and the War in Iraq
Once Again: Genocide in Darfur
How to Split the Sea: Anti-Semitism and Social Change
Reopening the Tent of Abraham
Notes
Credits
Righteous Indignation on the Web
About the Editors