Social Justice Course

Feminist Social Action-Based Inspiration for Jewish Interpersonal Ethics by Rabbi Meesh Hammer-Kossoy, Ph.D.

Rabbi Dr Meesh Hammer Kossoy explains Torah ideas based on ICJW’s policy and programming priorities. This Online Social Justice Course explains Torah ideas that can lead to and inspire action, based on ICJW’s policy and programming priorities. The series comprises study materials that addresses women’s concerns and offer suggestions about the relevance of classic Jewish sources to our current lives and choices. Each unit includes discussion questions, study links, ideas for action, and summaries.

“Hearing Her Cry: A Women’s Response to the Refugee Crisis”

The  first Social Justice course is a women’s response to the refugee crisis, with 4 units available in both English and Spanish.

Click on these links to download the 4 study units for this course in English:

  1. Gender-Based Violence and the Unique Plight of Women
  2. Demographic Fear and the Refugee Crisis
  3. The ISIS Trojan Horse
  4. Women Hear the Cry (including suggestions for action)

Click here for the Spanish course

“Prostitution & Human Trafficking – a Feminist Jewish Perspective”

The  second Social Justice course is a Jewish response to the problems presented by prostitution and human trafficking today, with 4 units available in both English and Spanish.

Click on these links to download the 4 study units for this course in English:

  1. Tamar & the Timeless Characteristics of Prostitution
  2. The Human Trafficking Ecosystem & the 10 Commandments
  3. Sexual Abuse & Prostitution: A Symbiotic Relationship
  4. The Abolitionist Model: Prostituted Women as Victims

Click here for the Spanish course.