In this video, Reb Arthur Waskow speaksto the people participating in an action asking Senator Casey (PA) to sign the Iran nuclear deal under consideration; the action took place Aug 26, 2015 in Philadelphia, PA at the offices of Senator Casey. Reb Arthur also spoke with Senatorial staff lobbying them to support the deal on behalf of world peace and of preventing Iran from achieving a nuclaear arsenal. With the protesters, Reb Arthur wove midrash on midrash on Torah wth an understanding of world politics. Watch his talk by clicking on ""Read more." (8 minutes). Senator Casey did endorse the agreement with Iran, and it won enough votes in the Senate to prevent passage of a resolution opposing it.
Our world is in deep crisis, a planetary earthquake. Old stabilities -- economic, political, ecological, sexual, familial -- are shaking beneath our feet and in our bellies. What can Judaism do to create from this crisis a planetary community, rather than a global disaster? What shape would a "transformative Judaism" have to take -- concerned not only with renewing the Jewish people but also with healing the world? Rabbi Arthur Waskow provides a fascinating glimpse into the heart of these questions and appeals for new thought as well as new action. For an even fuller exploration of "transformative Judaism," click to his essay here.Add your own comments after his essay!
Make a recurring donation and receive Freedom Journeys as our token of appreciation. Click here for more info about the book. Freedom Journeys is a deep meditation on the timeless—and timely—relevance of the Exodus narrative. In the grand tradition of mystical exegesis, Waskow and Berman reflect upon Exodus not only as an event that happened “then” and “there”, but a paradigm of movement that is happening here and in the now, for all of us, Jew and Muslim, Black and White, male and female. —Omid Safi, professor of Islamic studies, University of North Carolina.