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October 24, 2014 | 30th Tishrei 5775

RACIAL JUSTICE — A JEWISH REAFFIRMATION

50th General Assembly
October 1969
Miami Beach, FL

RACIAL JUSTICE — A JEWISH REAFFIRMATION


The current demands made by the American black community painfully remind us of the appalling hurt done by our nation to a long oppressed multitude. Certainly we in the Reform Jewish community cannot allow our country to ignore the plight of America's impoverished millions. Jewish imperatives require that we be ever sensitive to the aspirations and just demands of our country's minorities.

WE, THEREFORE, URGE our congregations to redouble their efforts in support of those who have been exploited by our society. Synagogue programs supportive of oppressed peoples, the raising of funds for minority group use, pressure upon our government for massive action, are vehicles that we must employ to heal the deep wounds inflicted.

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