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CSI Stands Against Hate

SF Faith Leaders Stand United Against Hate in Charlottesville and Our Backyard
August 15, 2017
by the San Francisco Interfaith Council and the Jewish Community Relations Council

San Francisco - First and foremost, we offer our prayers for the victims and the families of the dead in Charlottesville, Virginia, and all who were traumatized by the hateful violence that ensued there.

Sometimes when horrific and deadly acts are perpetrated in the name of hate, such as our nation witnessed on August 12, 2017 in Charlottesville, we are tempted to limit those incidents to the context in which they occurred. Charlottesville is a place intimately identified with our nation's painful and divisive Civil War history, and it is easy to think that such an event could only happen in that region of the country. Read full article.


Am I My Brother's Keeper?
August 14, 2017
by Rabbi Jessica Zimmerman Graf

“I have set before you blessing and curse,” we read in the first line of this week’s Torah portion, Re’eh. (Why couldn't God just have created blessing and stopped there?) The next two verses instruct us that it is human behavior that will determine whether we experience blessing or curse. As violence and bigotry seem to be consuming our society, it is time to learn... Read full Drash.

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