Compiled resources, articles, writings, and other publications

Land Acknowledgements Through a Jewish Lens

As Jews / folks in relationship to Jewish community we have an ancient and complex relationship to land, indigeneity, and diaspora. Our tradition therefore compels us to acknowledge all indigenous peoples who have been and continue to live and exist in relationship to the lands where we currently dwell. This guide is adapted from the land acknowledgement created for Bend the Arc’s Pursuing Justice 2020 conference, planned and led by Koach Baruch Frazier, Samia Mansour, and Yoshi Silverstein.

Version One: full written Shema (PDF)


Version Two: ה׳ substituted for G-d’s name
(PDF)

7 Minutes: A Daily Embodied Omer Wellness Practice

The Omer — the 7 week / 49 day period from Passover to Shavuot — lends itself beautifully to numerous layers of interpretation and practice. This year in particular, as we cope and manage with the COVID-19 pandemic as best we can, it’s more critical than ever that we each do what we can to develop and/or maintain a wellness practice. For the year 2020 / 5780, Mitsui Collective is producing this series featuring daily 7-minute opportunities for introspection and intentional focus on caring for ourselves, each other, and our environment in this incredibly challenging time, based on the cycles of nature, Jewish wisdom, and the Hebrew Calendar.

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Is Self Care Self Indulgent? A Jewish Movement Perspective

Published June 18, 2018
With everything going on the world, from the macro issues of climate change, refugee crises, violence against black and brown-skinned bodies; to the micro issues of violence and injustice perpetuated against our neighbors, our families, our friends — when we are in a time some are calling a moral emergency— is it self indulgent to spend time on caring for my self?

Read the full post.

How Movement And Nature Can Breathe Life Into Your Spiritual Practice

Published June 13, 2018
Are you a Jewish mover and shaker? Literally. Do you move? Is movement part of your Jewish practice? What does that look like, and how does leading a more movement-rich life yield benefits for both ourselves as individuals and for the communities and ecosystems in which we move.

Read the full piece [originally published in The Forward]