Category Archives: Social Movements

Snacking Our Way to Sustainability

Shawn Shafner
December 17, 2012

All around the world, people are embracing a commitment towards a greener, more sustainable planet. Even in the United States, where climate change skeptics have often derailed the conversation with cries of false science and a nefarious liberal agenda, recent extreme weather events like the summer droughts, raging fires, and hurricane Sandy are causing people More »

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Judaism as a Social Movement

Rabbi Justin Goldstein
December 10, 2012

The reason, I believe, the Jewish people have been at the forefront of so many social movements around the world (Socialism, Civil Rights, Feminism, Environmentalism, just to name a few) is because Judaism in its origin was a social movement towards community based monotheism. The clarion call of the movement was the Sh’ma – Hear, More »

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Are Social Movements History?

Rabbi Julie Pelc Adler
December 1, 2012

In reflecting on the essays and conversations featured in this month’s print edition of Sh’ma on the subject of Social Movements, I ask myself whether it even possible to be a member of a social movement while ensconced in the post-modern world. Post-modernism requires that we admit that most everything is subjective. It holds that More »

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