Shabbat Tzedek, observed annually the weekend before Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, is an opportunity for congregations and members to celebrate the achievements of movements for racial justice, and to look toward the challenges ahead.
From now through Election Day, the Reform Movement and our allies will be vigorously defending the right to vote and access to the polls, and we’ll be doing our part to encourage and ensure high voter turnout. Join us.
This evening we launch Nitzavim: Standing Up for Voter Protection and Participation, the Reform Movement’s nonpartisan election year voting rights initiative. Here's how you can participate, tonight and beyond.
This High Holidays season, as we think about racial justice and voting rights this late summer and fall, we’re also thinking about other key issues that are important to repairing our broken world and combating racial injustice.
Rev. William Barber and NAACP President Cornell Brooks have asked us to build on our significant participation in America's Journey for Justice last summer by protecting the right to vote this election year. We’re saying “Yes" by launching Nitzavim: Standing Up for Voter Protection and Participation. Here's how we're doing our part and how you can lead the effort.
Rabbis Rick Jacobs, Steven A. Fox, & Jonah Dov Pesner
“If I survived, it must be for some reason.” Elie Wiesel spoke those words in a New York Times interview in 1981. Throughout his life, Wiesel lived with purpose and lent meaning to his survival. As a witness to the most extreme atrocities and in his lifetime as an activist, he changed the way we think about human rights and the way we understand our responsibility to each other.
This morning, the Supreme Court released its decision in Whole Woman's Health v Hellerstedt, ruling 5-3 to overturn the medically unnecessary provisions found in Texas House Bill 2, which would have created an undue burden on women's health clinics across the state.