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Unitarian Universalists for Jewish Awareness
Unitarian Universalists for Jewish Awareness
"If I am not for myself, who will be for me? But if I care for myself only, what am I? And if not now, when?" Hillel, Pirke Avot.
Unitarian Universalists for Jewish Awareness
Unitarian Universalists for Jewish Awareness
Just a reminder during Hannukah this year, UUJA has quite a few resources available. Please be sure to use appropriately and cite your source. http://uuja.org/?page_id=28
Unitarian Universalists for Jewish Awareness
Unitarian Universalists for Jewish Awareness
“Imagine your cell phone is at 6% and it lasts 8 days -
That’s Hanukkah”
Unitarian Universalists for Jewish Awareness
Unitarian Universalists for Jewish Awareness
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Unitarian Universalists for Jewish Awareness
Unitarian Universalists for Jewish Awareness
Rabbi Michael Lerner's Beyt Tikkun synagogue-without-walls is calling on Jews and our non-Jewish allies to take an act of solidarity with the murdered Jews, their families, and all those who have been troubled and scared by the massacre of 11 Jews in Pittsburgh. Remembering the way that the Danish people during the second world war took an act of solidarity by wearing a yellow star to be in solidarity with Jews who were being rounded up by the Nazis to be sent to death camps, we are suggesting that all those non-Jews AND Jews put on a kippah/yarmulke (or some other form of head covering) for the 30 days of mourning, which would end at dark on November 22nd (which happens to be Thanksgiving, a good day to have that attire on as a way of raising the issue of what needs to happen to challenge anti-Semitism and all other forms of hate, particularly against African Americans, Latinos, Native Americans, gays and lesbians, and immigrants). Of course, people will ask you why you are doing that, and you can then tell them about your opposition to anti-Semitism and every other form of "othering." If you are interested in doing this and want something to read on Thanksgiving to explain to others why you are doing this, send that request to chris.tikkun@gmail.com. A kippah/yarmulke is worn by religious Jews (according to one tradition) as a symbol of humility, as though signaling that our ego ends right here at the top of our heads, and doesn't extend further into the world. Think of it also as an anti-Trump arrogance and narcissistic grandeur.