Seven Minute Torah

P’kudei: Let Each Gem Shine (A Conversation with Rabbi Barry Block)

March 1, 2022

In this conversation with Rabbi Barry Block, we talk about the precious gems in the High Priest's breastplate, as a metaphor for the imperative to create equity by considering the individual needs of students/communities in education. Plus, in the bonus interview, we talk about the Jewish context around social and racial justice in the American south.

  • Rabbi Block's book: The The Social Justice Torah Commentary, published by the Central Conference of American Rabbis.
  • Rabbi Block's book recommendation: Caste by Isabel Wilkerson.

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