Tagged T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights

I am a rabbi, and my place was in Charlottesville

The scene at the entrance to Emancipation Park during the "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Va., Aug. 12, 2017. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

(JTA) — I was in Charlottesville on Saturday. I felt called to go because white supremacy is a hateful ideology that has murdered millions throughout history and continues to kill. I went because my family and ancestors suffered at the hands of anti-Semites throughout history, because I bear their… Read more »

Actress Kathryn Hahn talks about playing Rabbi Raquel on ‘Transparent’

Kathryn Hahn arriving at the FYC special screening of “Transparent” at the DGA Theater in Los Angeles, May 5, 2016. (Michael Tran/FilmMagic)

NEW YORK (JTA) — Kathryn Hahn’s no rabbi, but this nice Catholic girl from Cleveland plays one on TV. As Rabbi Raquel Fein on “Transparent,” the groundbreaking Amazon series about a dysfunctional Jewish family with a transgender parent (Jeffrey Tambor), Hahn has spent a lot of time thinking about… Read more »