The soil on which we stand

This talk was delivered at the Restorative Justice Two Year Reflection at Little Rock AME Zion in Charlotte, NC, August 22, 2021 Thank you to Dr. Walker for hosting us. Thank you Dr. Keaton for leading this organizing effort, this organization Restorative Justice CLT, and this movement for justice. Dr. Keaton asked me to talk about this work from a Jewish perspective so I wrote this piece called “The Soil…

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A Letter to Mother Earth

This was delivered as a keynote at the Greening Our Faith Communities Summit. May 20, 2021. Charlotte, NC. Dear Mother Earth, We come to you as people of faith from…

At the Cemetery: Stones & Tears

As Jews, we carry not flowers, but stones to the cemetery. Flowers are beautiful but death is not — so we bring stones so as to be realists, so as…

That man is a mensch…

That man is a mensch, who lives each day to its fullest; who loves deeply and gives generously, earning the admiration of all; who fills the world with laughter and…