Social justice is a central tenet of Judaism. Why, then, are rabbis and synagogues afraid to broach it?2 comments
Rabbi Olitzky serves as rabbi and spiritual leader of Congregation Beth El in South Orange, N.J. He received rabbinic ordination from the Jewish Theological Seminary. In addition to ordination, he received an MA in Jewish Education from JTS’ William Davidson School of Education, a BA in American Religion from Columbia University and a BA Cum Laude from the Albert A. List College at the Jewish Theological Seminary in Talmud. Previously, Olitzky served as part of the rabbinic team at the Jacksonville Jewish Center in Jacksonville, FL. Currently, he is a part of the Rabbinical Assembly's Social Justice Commission, working to bring issues of social justice to the forefront of the Jewish community. You can follow him on Twitter at @JMOlitzky or on his personal blog at rabbiolitzky.wordpress.com
Olitzky is a contributing blogger for Haaretz Jewish World.