Rereading & Rethinking Exodus
Gathering Sources: Weekly Torah Portion
For materials relating to a weekly Torah portion, look for “Gathering Sources” (works for all but a few).
Journalism, Essays, Etc: Virginia Avniel Spatz
Separated by just 14 city blocks, Mount Moriah Baptist Church and Hill Havurah are still quite distant in some ways. Their interfaith alliance both highlights and attempts to bridge their differences.
In 1992, there were 451 homicides in DC and hundreds of nonfatal shooting injuries. (vs 161 last year and 70+ as of June 2019.) My plea then: Live in your community, celebrate the life within it, and help all of your neighbors to thrive.
Dawoud Bey offers one way to visual what a community loses in the death of its young people. Sans artwork, we can still imagine the grown people we will be missing due to violent deaths of our youth.
Murphy Brown’s Thanksgiving episode, however inadvertently, vividly illustrates crucial lessons about police and privilege….
“The place looks like a ghost town now,” one Deanwood resident says. “But those few bottles left on the shelves don’t tell the whole story.”