Shema Yisrael — It’s Time to Start Listening

by Adam J. Rosenbaum

As we approach Shabbat after a horrific week of violence and unrest, I wish I could put proper perspective on the experiences of those in this country who live every day in fear. But sometimes, talking isn’t the answer — listening is. Instead, this week, I’ll let others talk, and encourage everyone (myself included) to listen. This week, of all weeks, may we take the words “Shema Yisrael” — “Hear, O Israel” —- to heart.

Here is an interactive site that details police brutality in the United States.

Here is a TED talk on deconstructing racism.

And here is a good summary of our need to stay active during this turbulent time.

It’s not much, but it’s a start. Wishing everyone a tranquil and meaningful Shabbat.