Why Reform Jewish leaders support H.R. 40, the federal reparations bill


(RNS) — Despite Congress and President Joe Biden recently designating Juneteenth a federal holiday, the United States still struggles to commemorate a jubilant, though complicated, moment of freedom from chattel slavery. As a nation, we have yet to fully reckon with the legacy of slavery and ongoing systemic racism. Commemoration of events both joyous and … Read more

Don’t believe in systemic racism? Let’s talk about the sexual revolution.


(RNS) — This weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia, not far from where I live, two statues of Confederate generals, one of Robert E. Lee and the other of Stonewall Jackson, were taken down after being erected, not following the Civil War, as some might assume, but in the 20th century, during the era of Jim Crow. … Read more