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Public Writings/ Text Study

We are blessed to have a wonderful writer and teacher in Rabbi Michael Rothbaum. This page highlights Rabbi Mike's writings and teachings in a variety of venues.



Rabbi Mike’s "Prayer for Workers":  Written by Rabbi Mike.  Published during the Coronavirus pandemic in published in Ritualwell and on Open Siddur

On Human Rights Day, 70 Jewish Communities Start Confronting Racism   :This post was co-written by Rabbi Ellen Lippmann and our Rabbi Michael Rothbaum, on behalf of Truah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights.

At services this Rosh Hashana, a familiar social justice refrain (Religion News Services) Rabbi Mike was quoted.

Rosner’s Torah Talk: Parshat Re’eh with Rabbi Michael Rothbaum (Jewish Journal, August 31, 2019)

Rabbi Mike was invited, on Rosner's Torah Talk,  to discuss this week's Torah Portion, focusing on economic justice in the parsha.

Opinion / Protest is a Sacred Jewish Practice // The Forward (

We Jews Must Resist Assimilating Into the Whiteness Pushed by Trump and Netanyahu //Ha'

I Marched for Hector //

'Good Jew' or 'Bad Jew'? How U.S. Progressive Activists Police Jewish Participation // Ha'

How Jews Can Reclaim Our Country From The Gaslighter-in-Chief //

That Ol’ White Privilege: What My Last Arrest Taught Me About Race and Rudeness //

Text Study

For T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights,a text study regarding housing, jobs, and income. Everybody’s Got A Right to Live: Jobs, Income, the Right to Organize and Housing

For T'ruah, about the "Black Friday 14", a group of Black Lives Matter activists who chained themselves to a BART [Bay Area subway] train on Black Friday 2014 to protest police violence. A Plan Devised Against Them: Oppression and Justice, Then and Now

Tue, April 7 2020 13 Nisan 5780