Being the Chosen People, while caring for human rights

07.06.2011                      5.Siwan, 5771                      Erew Schawuot; Tag 49 des Omer

Jerusalem:

Being the Chosen People, while caring for human rights

The Sheikh Jarrah Solidarity Movement Shavuot learning session will be an opportunity for some to soul-search their relationship with God.

Religious members of the Sheikh Jarrah Solidarity Movement, known primarily for its Friday marches in the east Jerusalem neighborhood, for the first time will hold a Shavuot learning session Tuesday- night at Kol Haneshama, a Reform synagogue in the capital’s Baka neighborhood, called “The tension between the Jewish discourse and that of human rights.”
“As a religious person who attends the demonstrations at Sheikh Jarrah and other solidarity activities [with Arabs], I felt a personal need to create a bridge between the differing worlds of Judaism and Western human rights, which sometimes clash,” organizer Sharon Goldberg said on Monday….