Sh'ma December 2012: Social Movements--Complete Issue

Josh Rolnick, The Sh'ma Institute, December 2012

This issue of Sh'ma is pegged to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the massive D.C. rally that propelled the Soviet Jewry movement into its final triumphant years. With that movement, arguably the most powerful of all social movements to shake the Jewish world in the last few decades, and its significant impact in mind (it resulted in 2 million people leaving the FSU), we tour a wide range of activist initiatives that have arisen and, in some instances, disappeared rapidly, such as Tel Aviv's tent city of the summer of 2011. We examine what happens to a movement, such as "Save Darfur," that experiences fatigue and loses momentum--even when the issues that launched it persist. We take a look at these and other movements to learn what they teach us about social organization, about change, and about their impact on contemporary Judaism. What are the movements of change that continue to capture the minds and attract the hearts of Jews?

Topic: Activism

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: Vol.43/No.695

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Genre: Journal

Identifier: issn:0049-0385

Language: English

Copyright Holder: Publisher

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