United States rabbi on Michael Brown’s death


This video from the USA says about itself:

New York Jewish Community Sings and Protests for Eric Garner

5 December 2014

A coalition of the Upper West Side Jewish community blocked traffic at the intersection of 96 and Broadway and sang Oseh Shalom in support of Eric Garner as NYPD and SWAT arrived.

From the Jewish Journal in the USA:

Rabbi Harold M. Schulweis: Why Ferguson matters to Jews, and what makes a rabbi’s life well-lived

by Janice Kaminer-Reznik

8 hours ago

Rabbi Schulweis was not just our rabbi and teacher and not just a social philosopher and idea generator; and, he was not just the man who called on our community to start an organization to fight genocide. For Jewish World Watch he has been so much more. He has been was an active leader in realizing the organization’s vision, day-in day-out for the past decade. …

He loved speaking with the priests, headmasters and students in Catholic and Christian schools; he forged our relationship with the Armenian community, making sure that JWW would become the first Jewish organization to support long overdue legislation (which sadly, still has not been enacted), recognizing the Armenian genocide. …

Of all of the visits and conversations I have had with Rabbi Schulweis, it is our very last conversation less than two weeks ago that was perhaps the most profound. It will stay with me forever. Already in quite a weakened state, Rabbi Schulweis was notably agitated about the events that lead to the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson Missouri, and the chokehold that killed Eric Garner in New York. He said that these police practices are intolerable and racially biased. He asked why he was not hearing a louder voice of protest from the American Jewish community.

Rabbi Schulweis was a man who simply could not tolerate injustice…even as his heart was fading — even as he knew his end was near…he would not give up his pursuit of and for justice. And his expectation of us was clear as well— to continue this sacred work:

“The fringes of the tallit placed on my body are torn, for the dead cannot praise You, O Lord.
The dead have no mitzvot.
But your tallit is whole and you are alive and alive you are called to mitzvot.
You can choose, you can act, you can transform the world.”

Eric Garner & Michael Brown News: More than 200 Children Stage Die-In in Busy Philadelphia Street to Protest Legal Injustices: here.

A MASS of demonstrators chanting: “Black lives matter” converged in the Mall of America rotunda in Minnesota on Saturday as part of the continuing nationwide protest against police brutality: here.

ACLU sues Kansas City Public Schools for punishing the Ferguson-related silent protest at Lincoln Prep: here.

How women are leading the #BlackLivesMatter movement: here.

The fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer in the Ferguson County in the U.S state of Missouri four months ago and ensuing widespread protests drew mixed, particularly critical, reactions from the international community: here.

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