Where Justice Dwells: A Hands-On Guide to Doing Social Justice in Your Jewish Community by Rabbi Jill Jacobs
Rabbis for Human Rights-North America is thrilled to announce the publication of the newest book by Rabbi Jill Jacobs, Executive Director of Rabbis for Human Rights-North America:
Where Justice Dwells:
A Hands-On Guide to Doing Social Justice in Your Jewish Community
(Jewish Lights, June 2011)
With a foreword by Rabbi David Saperstein
Order your signed copy today.
Rabbi Jacobs' book tackles how Jewish values can 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 1
In this important and practical look at social justice work from a Jewish perspective, Rabbi Jill Jacobs examines the 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 also addresses how to balance our responsibilities to transform our communities into effective engines of justice with our responsibilities to other places.
Her practical tips will help synagogues, schools and other institutions make effective and meaningful social change. 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.
Where Justice Dwells is available through Rabbis for Human Rights-North America's website for $25 (plus $4 for shipping and handling). By ordering the book through our website, not only will you get a personally inscribed copy, but you will be supporting the work of Rabbis for Human Rights-North America! For every copy you buy, a $12.50 contribution will be made in your name to RHR-NA.
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