• Title: Where Justice Dwells: A Hands-On Guide to Doing Social Justice in Your Jewish Community
  • Author: Jill Jacobs
  • ISBN: 9781580234535
  • Page: 212
  • Format: Paperback
  • Where Justice Dwells A Hands On Guide to Doing Social Justice in Your Jewish Community How can Jewish values inform our work to create a just world and help us work together for the good of all communities Somehow most Jews have decided that being a good Jew means adhering to rituals s
    How can Jewish values inform our work to create a just world and help us work together for the good of all communities Somehow, most Jews have decided that being a good Jew means adhering to rituals such as Shabbat, kashrut, and prayer But the word halakhah, generally translated as Jewish law, literally means the way to walk Rather than a limited set of ritual lHow can Jewish values inform our work to create a just world and help us work together for the good of all communities Somehow, most Jews have decided that being a good Jew means adhering to rituals such as Shabbat, kashrut, and prayer But the word halakhah, generally translated as Jewish law, literally means the way to walk Rather than a limited set of ritual laws, halakhah represents an all encompassing way of life from Chapter 1Jewish tradition compels us to protect the poorest, weakest and most vulnerable among us But discerning how to make meaningful and effective change through social justice work whether in community or on your own is not always easy.This guide provides ways to envision and act on your own ideals of social justice by helping you navigate through such issues as Creating a narrative mission statement that reflects your organization s valuesBalancing the needs of your community with those of other communitiesWeighing the pros and cons of various models of social justice work direct service, advocacy, investment and community organizing Expanding the impact and efficiency of your workLocating your social justice goals and methods within the context of Jewish traditionMaintaining the motivation and inspiration to continue your social justice workEach chapter includes a set of discussion questions to prompt reflection and conversation, as well as tips, tools, processes and forms for getting your social justice project off the ground.

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