O My America: Occupy Judaism
The prayers were fairly traditional — and we had to hear them twice because of the “mic check” technology (everyone repeating everything so that everyone can hear) — but I was really glad to travel with friends 2+ hours to Zuccotti Park to participate with 500 or more people in Occupy Judaism’s Rosh Hashone observance. Dan Sieradski, the key organizer, gave a fiery talk, citing a dozen Jewish sources, about sharing the wealth and bringing social justice to the world — and it was a pleasure to repeat his words out loud. A pleasure, too, to see Jewish Currents veteran readers Al and Rochelle Dorfman & Joel Shatzky & Steve Raber & Larry Yudelson & Lauren Raikin & Melanie Kaye/Kantrowitz & a bunch more. To see a video excerpt of Sieradski’s talk, click here.