From the Arcus Foundation - ascent spring 2010
"Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum’s life traces the arc of the LGBT rights movement. Today, as the rabbi of New York City’s Congregation Beit Simchat Torah, the largest LGBT synagogue in the world, she is one of the country’s preeminent religious voices for progressive values."
"You shall not wrong a stranger or oppress him, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt. You shall not ill-treat any widow or orphan. If you do mistreat them, I will heed their outcry as soon as they cry out to Me, and My anger shall blaze forth and I will put you to the sword, and your own wives shall become widows and your children orphans." --Exodus 22:20-23
An article in the Journal of Marriage and Family presents evidence disputing the traditional notion that children need male and female parents for healthy adjustment.
Tell your elected officials that you are outraged over the Supreme Court decision that has the potential to allow corporations like Exxon-Mobil and Walmart to be the strongest political voices in the country.
Tzedek, Tzedek Tirdof: Tell credit card companies you’re donating to relief efforts in Haiti, not them
When we make charitable donations with our credit cards, the credit card companies take a big cut that far surpasses the cost of processing.
What you can do to support LGBT Ugandans under fire from a bill seeking to more broadly criminalize homosexuality and penalize supporters and funders of LGBT programs and rights.
"Rabbi Yehudah said: A father should support his sons, and all the more so his daughters, because it is shameful [for the daughters to not be supported]." --BabylonianTalmud, Ketubot 49a