Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Launch Of Radical Torah

Today Mobius from Jewschool and OrthodoxAnarchist announced the launch of a new alternative Torah portion resource, RadicalTorah.org. This is what he had to say:
Radical Torah is a weblog which features multiple takes on parshat hashavua (the weekly Torah portion), as seen through the lens of progressive religious and political viewpoints. The project seeks to create a resource of authentically Jewish responses to pertinent social justice issues, timed in accordance with their relevancy to the Jewish calendar. . . Many secular Jews who identify strongly with the Jewish social action tradition often feel alienated and repressed by our religious tradition. One of the primary aims of Radical Torah is to provide this group with Torah that is empowering and which confirms their deepest convictions towards issues of social justice. Thus, for the secular Jewish activist, Radical Torah can be a catalyst for Jewish engagement.
Click here for the full post on Jewschool. Hopefully, if this thing gets rolling, it would likely be a valuable resource for Jewish political activists in Santa Cruz.

Also, there was a very interesting post on Jewschool a week ago titled 'Tikkun Olam: Not All It's Cracked Up To Be?' It seems according to Agudath Israel’s Avi Shafran, the Patriot
Act is all about *gasp* tikkun olam. See for yo' self.

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