By Sasha Gayle-Schneider
If you had exactly six words to describe your life, what would they be? As a continuation of the book Six-Word Memoirs on Jewish Life published by SMITH Magazine, the online storytelling community founded in 2006, Reboot will highlight Six-Word Memoirs on Jewish life from some of the many diverse communities grappling with Judaism, meaning, and identity.
This week, read memoirs from Jewish social activists reflecting on their experiences. How do you effect change? Is there an imperative for justice inherent in Judaism? Does your Jewishness impact your activism? What are Jewish social justice values?
Categories for upcoming weeks include: spirituality, artists, under 18, Russian and LGBTQ Jewish Life.
Amar Rav Emma Goldman: Wake Up!
I felt connected, dismayed, deeply upset.
You know empathy, you know justice.
Online petitions, sitting on my tush.
Too many halves to make whole.
Asking questions that push the boundaries.
Raised with one perspective, formed another.
Equality of human value trumps always.
Question: Is this land your land?
We are all children of Noah!
Wishing I prayed with my feet.
Changing a community I didn’t choose
We’re living Torah, let’s act accordingly.
Help others? Support my own? Both?
What would my grandparents think now?
Passion for humanity and community development
Interfaith leads to total world peace
I never know enough to argue.
How about a 1:1 over coffee?
I care about justice for everybody.
Vilna immigrant, Communist grandma: big heart
Yes, I can...but will I?
Chosen people ensure lively democratic debate.
Moshiach on line now: no waiting
Next year, I shall be free.
Peace - Charity - Humanism - Work - Love - Compassion