On Ferguson, Jewish law, and creating a just society
The solution to a corrupt system lies not just in protests, but in civic engagement.
The recent unrest in Ferguson, Missouri renews the questions of discrimination, excessive force and, more generally, what constitutes "justice" (or the lack thereof as the case may be). For Jews, the importance of justice cannot be understated given the dozens of biblical and rabbinic exhortations to practice justice and condemn corruption. As such, isolated instances of injustice, let alone systemic...
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