Welcome to Emor, where Jewish sources old and new invigorate our commitment to human rights and propel us to action.

Emor | אמור (v): Speak!

We’re bringing together people from all corners of the Jewish community to ask big questions, study Jewish texts, and hold courageous conversations about today’s most important moral and political issues.

Rabbi Elazar said: How do we know that words are like actions? It says in Psalms (33:6): “By the word of God were the heavens created.” (Talmud Shabbat 119b)


We are bold, creative, and relevant Jewish ideas that the progressive movement needs


We are a home for people who are passionate about justice and want to connect their commitments to their Judaism


We are an answer to the concerted, organized backlash to racial justice, feminism, LGBTQ rights, and immigration


We are words that create worlds

Highlighted Resource

Jacob’s Freedom: Wrestling with Climate Change

Joelle Novey directs Interfaith Power & Light (DC.MD.NoVA), through which congregations of many traditions are responding to climate change together, and speaks widely about the role of religious voices in the climate movement.

Explore these critical conversations.


What topics are on your mind?

Tell us what critical topics of today are most important to you that we should cover next.

Emor Bookshelf

Each month, we ask a leading Emor contributor to tell us about one book they read recently that is speaking to our moment.

Team Human by Douglas Rushkoff

Rushkoff’s call towards re-prioritization and rethinking our own place within the world is, itself, a call towards messianic action.