With the fast of Tisha B’Av (9th day of Av) – a day for mourning the destruction of the two temples in Jerusalem – this Sunday, I find myself contemplating troubling trends within our Jewish community. Specifically, the growing toxicity of our communal discourse and our inclination to blame each other for the actions of those outside the Jewish community who mean to do us … Continue reading “The Good Jews”Read More
By CEO Jeremy Burton I arrived home yesterday after spending eleven days traveling with JCRC’s first study tour to Israel in over two years. Our delegation, a dozen local Christian ministers, was chaired by the Reverend Dr. Greg Groover, pastor of the Charles Street A.M.E. Church, and Rabbi Joel Sisenwine of Temple Beth Elohim. The group included Congregationalists, Lutherans, Unitarians, Methodists, Baptists, U.C.C., and non-denominational … Continue reading The Weavers of PeaceRead More
It’s Thursday evening and I’ve just arrived in Jerusalem, along with a few of my JCRC colleagues and a dozen Christian ministers from around Greater Boston. We’ve been in the north – visiting Haifa, the Galilee, and the Golan Heights – since Monday on a JCRC study tour chaired by Reverend Greg Groover and Rabbi Joel Sisenwine. While we have, for most of my time … Continue reading Greetings from IsraelRead More
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