Justice Manna: Leadership and Torah Entwined

By Benjamin Ross

Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media), January 2007

The author confides that being engaged in organizing through his synagogue fills a role in his life similar to that of manna (Divine Food) in the lives of the Israelites: it cultivates faith in God's daily presence. Through synagogue organizing, the author feels he became a leader as a Jew for justice and began a public and powerful relationship with Torah as a living story. Synagogue organizing, he argues, allows us to be partners with other communities and with Judaism, nourishing both our souls and our communities.

Topic: Theology, Non-Professional Leadership, Social Justice, Advocacy, Lay Leadership, Jewish Text, Community Building, Synagogues and Congregations, Community Organizing

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: 37/637

Page Number(s): 6-7

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Ross, Benjamin. Justice Manna: Leadership and Torah Entwined. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media). January 2007: 6-7. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=6399


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