Where Justice Dwells : A Hands-on Guide to Doing Social Justice in Your Jewish Community

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-06-15
  • Publisher: Jewish Lights Pub
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Our increasingly globalized reality compels us to take responsibility for people around the world. But we can¿t let concern for places other than our own absolve us of responsibility for the places closer to home. As Jews committed to repairing the world, we also need to commit to doing social justice work as Jews in the places we live. In this important and practical look at social justice work from a Jewish perspective, Rabbi Jill Jacobs examines the ideological basis for organizing explicitly Jewish responses to social justice issues in our communities. She explores how we define our communities and how they compare to Jewish visions of the ideal city. She provides practical tips for involving synagogues, schools and other institutions in effective social justice work while strengthening their own communities. She also addresses how to balance our responsibilities to transform our communities into effective engines of justice with our responsibilities to other places. Each chapter includes an exploration of related Jewish texts and secular wisdom, as well as a guide to implementing the relevant strategies in your congregation.

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