“From time to time I’m asked, ‘Saying you are non-Zionist only tells me what you’re not,” Rabbi Rosen remarked in his Rosh Hashanah sermon. “But what is it that your Judaism does celebrate?’ It’s a fair question and one I’d like to address to you this morning. Rabbi Rosen went on to describe what he calls the New Jewish Diasporism – celebrating our congregation’s embrace of a Judaism beyond nationalism.
Rabbi Rosen expanded on Tzedek’s values on Yom Kippur, discussing why Jews must embrace anti-racism. “At Tzedek Chicago, we’ve actually articulated this as one of our congregation’s core values…But what does it mean, as a Jewish congregation to observe anti-racism as a sacred value?”
We’ve posted both of Rabbi Rosen’s sermons below.