Thousands of years ago, the Prophet Isaiah walked into a crowd that was fasting for Yom Kippur and challenged them to make the day not ritual only, but the first step in a deep turning to heal our world.
Isaiah comes alive again for our generation through a new translation by Rabbi Arthur Waskow of The Shalom Center, music by Will Fudeman and Cantor Abbe Lyons, art work by Michael Bogdanow, and videography by Tony Ingraham.
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VIDEO: During the week before Passover/ Holy Week in 2013, Reb Arthur Waskow was arrested with other clergy and religious leaders at the White House while participating with Interfaith Moral Action for the Climate in a pre-Passover/ Holy Week interfaith service. Beside him, waiting to be arrested a few minutes later, was Rabbi Mordechai Liebling, a member of The Shalom Center’s Board and a member of the faculty of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College. Click on the title or the triangle on the video pane to watch the two-minute video. Details of this action are located at https://theshalomcenter.org/arrested-palms-matzah-globe-and-white-house
Yom Kippur: New Meaning, New Media, New Martyrology
One of the most painful of all Jewish prayers is "Eleh Ezkereh,” "These We Remember," often called the Martyrology -- the passage we read on Yom Kippur that describes in utter graphic detail the torture and death of ten great Rabbis by the Roman Empire, two thousand years ago.
In the video right here, you can share some newer memories not in words alone but in the media of our generation – film and video -- of ten people who were killed during the last 50 years because they were affirming profound Jewish values.
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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.