The purpose of bringing together Jewish communities from different places with themes of repairing the world (tikkun olam) and strengthening…
Apart from following the recommendations and protocols for the health security of their members due to Covid-19, leaders and liturgical corps have also been working internally in the care of families that are going through some particular situation. Fundamental Jewish values such as tzedakah and Tikkun Olam are leading the way.
It all began with a Zionist dream
Eduardo Galeano (1989), Uruguayan writer, describes in his stories “a sea of sparks”. If we look from above, we can see how each human being shines with its own light and how it takes care of its fire in a particular way.
Thinking about Purim brings a smile to our faces. After a lot of reflection on how we could mark this event, which is so experiential, we decided to rescue a custom, which year after year, we noticed more dormant: the exchange of Mishloach Manot.
We live in a time that is foreign to Judaisms but, at the same time (what a blessed ubiquity!), we inhabit the history of our Judaisms in this time and outside this time.
The World Union for Progressive Judaism (WUPJ) “Shabbat around the World” was launched in Milan in October 2020 on Shabbat Bereishit, as we began reading the Torah cycle once again.
“Never doubt that a small group of highly aware and engaged people can change the world. In fact, that’s how the world has always changed”. The emblematic quote by anthropologist Margaret Mead reflects the shared vision of Shirat Shevat, a group inspired by Shirat Miriam, founded in 2013 and which also blew good winds for the creation of Shirat Imaot and Shirat Darom, all affiliated with UJR (Union of Reform Judaism – Latin America) and WRJ (Women of Reform Judaism), with the main focus on female protagonism.
The etymology of the Hebrew language fascinates me! The words compress themselves until they reach a three-letter root, and when they unfold from that root, they form new fruit-words that blossom into a similar and complementary sense.
A Jew of Marrano descent, black, artist, gay and centre-left. How could I disagree more with the traditional São Paulo Jewish community?