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Rabbi Toba on the Web

Interviews and articles by Rabbi Toba Spitzer.

Rabbi Toba Spitzer on WBUR's Morning Edition

Listen to or read Rabbi Toba interviewed on WBUR’s Morning Edition, December 6, 2016, as part of the news story From Whispers Of Anti-Semitism To The Interests Of Israel, Boston Jews React To Trump’s Win.

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Coming to a Grocery Store Near You: Human Rights for Farmworkers

by Rabbi Toba Spitzer and Rabbi Barbara Penzner
Reprinted from the Jewish Journal and the Kolot Project (Voices for Workplace Justic) blog  

Who would believe that one tomato can change so many lives? 

Earlier this month, Ahold USA, parent company of Stop & Shop, has become the first major grocery chain to enter into the Fair Food Program of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW), a groundbreaking human...Read more...

Guarding the Mishkan: Peril and Possibility

Parshat Korach, Numbers 16:1-18:32

As depicted in the book of Numbers, the task of creating holy community is truly daunting. Journeying through the wilderness on their way to the Promised Land, the Israelites stumble from crisis to crisis, none more toxic than the one in this week’s Torah portion.

A Levitical chieftain named Korach accuses Moses and Aaron of lording it over the Israelite community and abusing their...Read more...

Tue, September 17 2019 17 Elul 5779