My parents always joked that I was born a vegetarian. Growing up on a farm, meat was a staple of every meal, and it was not uncommon for me to walk into the pole barn and see a gutted deer strung up on the beams. 905 more words
I love good hip hop.
Granted, I grew up in the suburbs of Connecticut, never slanged rocks or even pimped a single ho, but I can appreciate the wit, flow, bravado, all that… I can dig the greats like Biggie, Nas, Eazy, as well as some young bloods like Kendrick Lamar, Odd Future, Young Thug (perhaps the least creative rap moniker since Black Rob, but I digress). 474 more words
Back in college I came across the Hindu concept of ahimsa, or nonviolence in English speak. Because I’m an evil straight white male and “cultural appropriation” is apparently my hobby, I fell in love with it instantly. 1,260 more words
The JVP Rabbinical Council Supports the Canadian Friends of Sabeel Conference "Seeking the Peace of Jerusalem," (Vancouver BC, April 23-25, 2015)
As rabbis and people of faith, we stand in solidarity with the work of Friends of Sabeel North America and Canadian Friends of Sabeel.
Palestinian Christian liberation theologians such as Canon Naim Ateek of Sabeel challenge Jews and Christians to rethink our relationship to the Holy Land and each other on the basis of a universal standard of human rights grounded in nonviolence. 295 more words
by Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb
A powerful take away for rabbis attending the fabulous Jewish Voice for Peace National Members’ Meeting emerged during a text study with the venerable 709 more words