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Exploring the “Social Justice Torah Commentary”

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March 1, 2022


6:30 pm - 8:00 pm



Torah Commentary

What does the Torah have to say about social justice? As the contributors to The Social Justice Torah Commentary demonstrate, a great deal.

Join Emanu El on Zoom as the publication’s editor Rabbi Barry H. Block leads a panel discussion about this new commentary with three contributors – Rabbis Josh Fixler, David Segal and Emily Langowitz.

A native Houstonian and currently serving Congregation B’nai Israel in Little Rock, Arkansas, Block edited the commentary which features a diverse array of authors that delve deeply into each week’s parashah, drawing lessons to inspire tikkun olam.

Chapters address key contemporary issues such as racism, climate change, mass incarceration, immigration, disability, women’s rights, voting rights, and many more. The result is an indispensable resource for weekly Torah study and for anyone committed to repairing the world.

Classmates at Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR), our Reform Movement’s seminary, Fixler and Langowitz co-authored Stricken from the Text: Sacred Stories of Reproductive Justice, centered on parashah Mishpatim.

A member of our congregation, Segal penned the contribution The Abraham Bind: The Akeidah and Religious Freedom, based on the Torah portion Vayeira.

As part of this program offering, all participants are invited to take advantage of a special 20% off discount off the retail price of The Social Justice Torah Commentary utilizing the promo code 20JUSTICE at checkout by Tuesday, March 8.

Register for this program online, or call 713.535.6414. A Zoom link will be sent ahead of the program.