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

What Do We Mean By A Jewish State?

Amit Gvaryahu, Ph.D, will investigate this question in part two of Emor’s three-part series on the Threefold Cord: Democracy, Nationalism, and Human Rights in a Jewish State.

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.

A More Just Future: Psychological Tools for Reckoning With Our Past and Driving Social Change

Jung Min Lee: "With the help of history, psychology, and Judaism, we need to see ourselves, not only as part of the solution, but also as part of the problem: the ongoing work."