Torah and the Quest for Justice

Rabbi Shai Held

Rabbi Jill Jacobs Rabbi Shai Held

A major part of what it means to serve God is to protect the vulnerable and pursue justice. Shai Held, Co-Founder and Dean of Mechon Hadar, and Jill Jacobs, Executive Director of Tru'ah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights, explore the place of social justice activism in Jewish theology, spirituality, and ethics; they discuss such pressing questions as race in America, mass incarceration, the global environmental crisis, and the future of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.