Month: November 2012

November 2012

How Do You Respond to Panhandlers?

 By Rabbi Stephanie Ruskay, Director of Alumni and Community Engagement at AVODAH. Rabbi Ruskay shared her experiences and Judaism’s perspective on panhandling for The Jewish Daily Forward. The subway doors closed and a man inside loudly recounted being mugged and … Continue reading

20th Nov, 2012

What Are You Reading? The New Jim Crow

By Sarah Mintz For as long as I can remember, I’ve been a complete bibliophile. To me, there is nothing more satisfying than delving into a really good book—a book that captivates your imagination or challenges the way you think. … Continue reading

15th Nov, 2012

From Anti-Racism to Racial Justice

By Rachie Lewis What’s the definition of racism? With Boston-based AVODAH Alumni and members of Moishe Kavod House gathered around, Abigail Ortiz, Director of Community Health Programs at the Southern Jamaica Plain Health Center began by defining racism as “a system … Continue reading

1st Nov, 2012