How Do Jews Approach Issues of Social Justice?
There are four ways in which we engage in social justice. While each category of focus has a different scope and purpose, together, these four approaches contribute to the repair of society, locally, nationally, in Israel and around the world. To learn more about any of the topic below, get involved, or bring an issue to our attention, please contact the Chair of the Social Action Committee.
“Avodahniks” are then able to process their experiences with their bayit-mates (housemates) over Shabbat meals and daily interactions. Our Justice Fellowship brings together cohorts of young adults to learn about social justice through a Jewish lens as a community.
Its answers are hardlyclear-cut. What, for example, constitutes ransom that exceeds the worth of the captives? Anyone studying Israel’scontemporary policies toward the ransom demands of terrorists well understands this dilemma. Its language states that the mission of the Jews is toperform tikkun olam by elimination of idolatry. Repairing the world by ridding it of pagan religions – which, ironically,are currently enjoying some measure of revival in multi-cultural America – hardly connotes the liberal pluralism sogreatly cherished by contemporary American Jews. ( Ismar Elbogen)
Ismar Elbogen, Jewish Liturgy, Philadelphia and New York: Jewish Publication Society and Jewish Theological Seminary, 1993, pp.71-72.
Abra-ham Millgram, Jewish Worship, Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society, 1972, p.241.