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Unconscious Biases and Hidden Privilege

Courtney Johnson-Benson of Temple Israel Sisterhood, Canton, Ohio
January 22, 2021

 

This is such a heavy topic to unpack. We must have difficult conversations to move past bias and truly understand what privilege is by peeling back the layers of institutional racism and oppression.

So, what are bias and privilege?

Voices of WRJ - Bo

Marilyn Morrison
January 22, 2021

In our Torah portion this Shabbat, Parashah Bo, we encounter the final plagues God brings upon Pharaoh. Each successive plague becomes more severe and debilitating.

Voices of WRJ

Cher Krichmar
January 15, 2021

 

In this Torah portion, we read about Moses and his dilemma of bringing his people out of Egypt and bondage. He cannot persuade his people to accept G-d’s wishes.

Voices of WRJ - Va-eira

Cher Krichmar
January 15, 2021

 

In this Torah portion, we read about Moses and his dilemma of bringing his people out of Egypt and bondage. He cannot persuade his people to accept G-d’s wishes.

Voices: Sh'mot

HarrietAnn Litwin
January 8, 2021

 

 

Sometimes, I sit back and wonder about how I got involved in WRJ. I think my story is like that of many other members. The story of this week’s parashah, Shemot, relates to my journey, and perhaps yours, in finding a place in WRJ.

The parashah

Voices of WRJ: Vayechi

by Lillian Burkenheim Silver
January 4, 2021

Just when we need it the most, we come to Vayechi. We are closing the chapter on 2020, a year filled with division, death, and destruction. Everything we knew, everything we did—STOPPED!  There were no Onegs. No gatherings.

Voices of WRJ: Vayigash

Flo Cohen
December 25, 2020

 

Parashah Vayigash is the culmination of the drama between Joseph, son of Jacob, and his brothers. In a pique of hatred and jealousy, Joseph’s brothers sold him into slavery and had him carried off to Egypt when he was 17 years old.

Vayigash begins