Shabbat Parshat Vayera - AJC Shabbat Table
In this week's Shabbat Table, we reflect on how Abraham, an obedient servant of God who spoke up when he saw injustice in God’s plans, models advocacy. As we redouble our efforts to advocate with passion for the Jewish people, Israel, and justice for all, Abraham offers an example of righteous resolve and a diplomatic pursuit of justice. We remember two dark moments in Jewish history: the Nazi pogroms against Jews in Germany, Austria and Sudetenland known as Kristallnacht; and UN Resolution 3379 that declared Zionism to be racism. Following a bitter presidential election, we reach into the AJC Archive for some inspiration and comfort. And we provide some discussion prompts for talking about the meaning of citizenship in a deeply divided country.