A Lock and Key on the Seder Plate A new haggadah supplement, written by six women, including five rabbis, for the Jewish Working Group to End the New Jim Crow — with links to music and video.
The Editor’s Diary: Fighting Jim Crow, Old and New Lawrence Bush writes about Michelle Alexander’s book, The New Jim Crow, as well as recent films on the topic of racism and mass incarceration — and meets with several Jewish veterans of Mississippi Freedom Summer, 1964.
Raising Jewish Consciousness about the New Jim Crow Lawrence Bush’s five-minute video about the War on Drugs, racism, and Jewish history.
The Moral Arc of the Universe Doesn’t Bend On Its Own A Rosh Hashonah sermon on Michelle Alexander’s book, caste systems, and racism by Rabbi Sue Levy Elwell, rabbinic director, East Geographic Congressional Network, Union for Reform Judaism.
For the Sin of Racism A Yom Kippur sermon by Rabbi Jonathan Kligler of the Woodstock Jewish Congregation about “the collective sin of racism.”
Parashat Ki Tetze: Mercy vs. Mass Incarceration Rabbi Suzanne Singer’s sermon about “Orange Is the New Black” and criminal justice concepts within Judaism.
Criminal Justice and the New Jim Crow Cheryl Greenberg’s article about the growing movement to overturn the New Jim Crow.
Teenage Reflections on Civil Rights and Isaiah A play by teens from Beth Emet, the Free Synagogue and the Second Baptist Church, Riverside, California