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Righteous Indignation

A Jewish Call for Justice

Or N. Rose (Editor), Jo Ellen Green Kaiser (Editor), Margie Klein (Editor)


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Paperback (12/1/2009)
Paperback (12/30/2009)


Can the teachings of Judaism provide a sacred framework for repairing the world?

In this groundbreaking volume, leading rabbis, intellectuals, and activists explore the relationship between Judaism and social justice, drawing on ancient and modern sources of wisdom. The contributors argue that American Jewry must move beyond "mitzvah days" and other occasional service programs, and dedicate itself to systemic change in the United States, Israel, and throughout the world. These provocative essays concentrate on specific justice issues such as eradicating war, global warming, health care, gay rights and domestic violence, offering practical ways to transform theory into practice, and ideas into advocacy.

Rich and passionate, these expressions will inspire you to consider your obligations as a Jew, as an American and as a global citizen, while challenging you to take thoughtful and effective action in the world.


Martha Ackelsberg, PhD - Rabbi Rebecca Alpert, PhD - Diane Balser, PhD - Jeremy Benstein, PhD - Rabbi Phyllis Berman - Ellen Bernstein - Marla Brettschneider, PhD - Rabbi Sharon Brous - Aryeh Cohen, PhD - Stephen P. Cohen, PhD - Rabbi Elliot N. Dorff, PhD - Aaron Dorfman - Jacob Feinspan - Rabbi Marla Feldman - Sandra M. Fox, LCSW - Julia Greenberg - Mark Hanis - Rabbi Jill Jacobs - Rabbi Jane Kanarek, PhD - Rabbi Elliot Rose Kukla - Joshua Seth Ladon - Arieh Lebowitz - Rabbi Michael Lerner, PhD - Shaul Magid, PhD - Rabbi Natan Margalit, PhD - Ruth Messinger - Jay Michaelson - Rabbi Micha Odenheimer - Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner - Judith Plaskow, PhD - Judith Rosenbaum, PhD - April Rosenblum - Adam Rubin, PhD - Danya Ruttenberg - Rabbi David Saperstein - Joel Schalit - Rabbi Sidney Schwarz, PhD - Martin I. Seltman, MD - Dara Silverman - Daniel Sokatch - Shana Starobin - Naomi Tucker - Abigail Uhrman - Rabbi Arthur Waskow, PhD - Rabbi Melissa Weintraub

Jewish Lights Publishing, 9781580233361, 351pp.

Publication Date: December 1, 2007

About the Author

Rabbi Or N. Rose is an associate dean at the Rabbinical School of Hebrew College. He is the coeditor of God in All Moments: Mystical and Practical Spiritual Wisdom from Hasidic Masters and Righteous Indignation: A Jewish Call for Justice; Jewish Mysticism and the Spiritual Life: Classical Texts, Contemporary Reflections and Speaking Torah: Spiritual Teachings from around the Maggid's Table, Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 (all Jewish Lights).