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Offered again at the start of Judaism's New Year as one guide to Justice, this is from PASSIONATE JUSTICE: A PROGRESSIVE MEMOIR IN ESSAYS.
The United Voice of Torah and Gospel Justice
1993 > 2012
Around 1993, I began to study—in… Read full post »
The ten days between Rosh Hashana, the New Year, and Yom Kippur, our Day of Atonement, we Jews are obliged toward personal and collective introspection. Most of us do that not so much becuse we're literalists, certain that God closes the book on who… Read full post »
This is a piece from PASSIONATE JUSTICE: A PROGRESSIVE MEMOIR IN ESSAYS.
Telling Small Twins Their Dad Was on the Plane
2001 > 2011
I did not—any more than most of you—suffer on that morning, and I suffered much less than some of you.
A moral dilemma for you this morning:
Russian journalist and lgbt activist, Elena Kostyuchenko, has had it with her government's increasing targeting of its gay and lesbian citizens, both encourag… Read full post »
This essay is from PASSIONATE JUSTICE: A PROGRESSIVE MEMOIR IN ESSAYS (2013, The Educational Publisher)
My People: The Wobblies
1990 > 2011I dreamed I saw Joe Hill last night, Alive as you or me. Says I, "But Joe, you're ten years dead." "I… Read full post »
When same-sex marriage is a settled issue no doubt we'll return to study and celebrate again the Court's June decisions in Windsor (Defense of Marriage Act) and in the California (Proposition-8) cases. These decisions are as enormous as they are excellent. At the… Read full post »
On Private Manning, the Nature of Sexuality, and A Straight Man's Commitment to the Constitution
I've shared here that my mother, who died in 1973 at forty-five, devoted herself to numbers of social justice enterprises including prisoners' rights. In her memory
In the past week I've shared with friends and family how lucky I am to have moved through and past a recent health scare and how fortunate I feel to be writing again in Justice's service and that of my craft.
Listening now to others' voices stil… Read full post »
Atlanta, in part because it was somewhat less dependent on the plantation economy, more commercially diverse than other ante-bellum southern cities, saw less (although not always dramatically less) racist violence before the Civil War and after it
This is the CHICAGO TRIBUNE review of PASSIONATE JUSTICE by Chicago columnist and writer, Alan D. Busch.
. TZEDIK! TZEDIK TIRDOF - "JUSTICE! JUSTICE SHALL YOU SEEK!" (Torah, Dvarim… Read full post »
The other day I made the case that neither Adolf Eichmann nor Ariel Castro (of recent Cleveland child-abduction/repeated rape infamy) could aptly be called monsters because their hideous behavior is all-too-human, albeit rare enough that it leaves most of us alive and unm… Read full post »
I was wholly taken aback by this review's intimate understanding of my book. I promise not to share too many reviews here; the PASSIONATE JUSTICE Facebook's the more proper venue. I'm blown away by this. (The reviewer is trying to
I was struck by the bleak, sincerely bleak and nearly forlorn tone of a recent post by a writer whose work I've adored for the five or so years since I began daily essay writing. Ethical, public outrages do pile up and can tend toward a sense that the… Read full post »
The news that Pope Francis has, tentatively, begun to alter the official tone, if you will, as to the intrinsic worth lgbt pindividuals is significant if only because, over time, changes in age-old institutional tone, if consistent, tend, over time,… Read full post »