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Richmond's Wailing Wall (RVA Magazine), by Rabbi Michael Knopf
The recent wave of anti-racism protests have produced at least one tangible outcome: Sometime soon, Richmond’s Confederate monuments will be removed. As I have argued before, this move is both welcome and long overdue. 
However, as plans are drawn for removal, leaders should note and consider the change that has occurred over the past week in how we — and especially people of color — are engaging with these Lost Cause icons.    Read full article


A History Lesson: The Responsibility of Richmond’s Jews During the Current Protests (Style Weekly), by Rabbi Michael Knopf and David Weinfeld
During the first weekend of demonstrations, Richmonders joined in the nationwide protests over police brutality towards African Americans, launched in response to the killing of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, by a white Minneapolis police officer. The mostly peaceful protests during the day sometimes bled into more violent activity at night. Late Saturday night on May 30, a protester threw a brick through a window of Beth Ahabah, Richmond’s oldest synagogue. Read full article Read full article

'We can be so much more when we live in love': Two area faith leaders share thoughts of hope, help during COVID pandemic; Richmond Times Dispatch, Read full article

Gifted hands assured smooth online move: Richmond Times Dispatch Letter to the Editor Read full article

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