(Jews4BlackLives Kavvanot) Ritual Toolkit (JFREJ)


Jews for Racial and Economic Justice (JFREJ) put together “In the Streets and In Your Home: Jews4BlackLives Ritual Toolkit” which you can find here. Students of contemporary Jewish history and culture will instantly recognize this project as part of decades long movements committed to Jewish traditions and radical social change. The new things here are its digital and design component and the positioning of Jews of Color and their allies. The layered arrangement of Hebrew ritual-textual expression orients the person around a new critical frame. Unexpected is how the Shabbat tool kit folds, as if seamlessly, the struggle for social justice in this world and the creation of a better world into a meditation (kavvanah) on the world to come without for a moment losing sight of what matters.

About zjb

Zachary Braiterman is Professor of Religion in the Department of Religion at Syracuse University. His specialization is modern Jewish thought and philosophical aesthetics. http://religion.syr.edu
This entry was posted in uncategorized and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to (Jews4BlackLives Kavvanot) Ritual Toolkit (JFREJ)

  1. dmf says:

    zjb, would you recommend reading Halakhic Man by Soloveitchik?

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s