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

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Welcome to Emor

A letter from our Director Rabbi Lev Meirowitz Nelson: "We’re excited you’re here to join the conversation about the big Jewish ideas that can help reshape our world..."

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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.

The Cross and the Lynching Tree

Rabbi Hilly Haber: "To think theologically about the hyphen between Jewish and American is to name and wrestle with the contrast between our tradition’s definition of humanity and the ways in which people are marginalized, oppressed, and discarded by shifting notions of humanity across the pages of American history. The American theologian James Cone models this kind of theological reckoning from a Christian perspective in his 2011 book The Cross and the Lynching Tree."