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Engage with JALSA

Jewish Alliance for Law and Social Action (JALSA)

Featuring Rabbi Dan Slipakoff

Our Jewish values tell us, “A ruler is not to be appointed unless the community is first consulted” (Babylonian Talmud Berachot 55a). According to Temple Israel of Boston’s Rabbi Dan Slipakoff, “A representative must do exactly that: represent their constituents, and be representative of the people they serve. These pernicious attempts to deter and deny citizens from voting run opposite to our strongly rooted beliefs that every individual is a sacred being, created in the likeness of God. We are commanded to hear the cry of the vulnerable in our communities, and we cannot stand idly by as our fellow citizens are harmed by hateful politicking.”

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