Jewish Life

Jews gathered at Grand Army Plaza in Brooklyn every evening for the month leading up to Tisha B'Av to blow the shofar and call for justice on behalf of Black lives. (Photo/JTA-Ari Beser)

Why Reform Jewish leaders support the federal reparations bill

Despite Congress and President Joe Biden recently designating Juneteenth a federal holiday, the United States still struggles to commemorate a jubilant, though complicated, moment of freedom from chattel slavery. As a nation, we have yet to fully reckon with the legacy of slavery and ongoing systemic racism. Commemoration of events both joyous and tragic is woven into…
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