During this month of reflection and repentance, we zoom inward to the soul and also outwards to all of existence. We are asked to consider our role in personal, communal and global injustice. How do we repent for inadvertently supporting injustice? How do our reflections lead to a response? What might a new year of living as a passionate Jew and active global citizen look like?
Dr. Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz, is a social justice activist, educator, and author who has written seven books on Jewish spirituality, social justice, and ethics. Rabbi Shmuly is Founder of Uri L’Tzedek, an Orthodox social justice organization and now serves as the President and Dean of Valley Beit Midrash in Scottsdale, AZ. Rabbi Shmuly’s religious journey was filmed in the Independent Lens/PBS documentary “The Calling” and his writing have appeared in in outlets as diverse as the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Huffington Post, among many other secular and religious publications.
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