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Statement on Racial Injustice

The Society of Jewish Ethics forcefully and unequivocally condemns the recent murders of

Breonna Taylor, Nina Pop, George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, James Scurlock, and

David McAtee (among many, many others) and the appalling, militarized violence leveled by

police forces across the country toward Black communities who have risen up in justified

outrage against the ongoing, murderous burden of white supremacy. We stand in solidarity

with the protestors.

We affirm #BlackLivesMatter.

As scholars of Judaism and ethics, we stand against state-sanctioned violence against civilians,

and we bear a deep awareness of the consequences of targeting such violence against

marginalized populations.

We are also aware that discourses in our academic fields of study have histories of perpetuating

white supremacy through the erasure and marginalization of Black people and other people of

color, including Jews of Color, from our scholarship, from our syllabi, from our professional

organizations, and from our departments.

We recognize that inequities and injustices in the academy are complicit in producing inequities

and injustices on the ground. Therefore, we commit as an organization to the following

concrete actions:

*The SJE will take steps to increase representation from Black scholars, indigenous

scholars, and other scholars of color in our programs. We will further commit to inviting a

scholar of color as our plenary speaker for our 2022 annual meeting.

*We will develop syllabus resources to aid instructors in incorporating antiracist

framing, Black scholarship, and other non-white scholarship into Jewish ethics courses. We will

make these resources publicly available on our website and circulate these resources widely

within Jewish Studies. We also welcome collaboration with our partner organizations—the

Society of Christian Ethics and the Society for the Study of Muslim Ethics—along these lines.

*We will actively solicit programming that interrogates white supremacy in Jewish

communities and institutions.

Call to Meeting
The next meeting of the Society of Jewish Ethics will be held remotely on January 7-10, 2021. The call for proposals can be found here.
Who are we

The Society of Jewish Ethics is an academic organization dedicated to the promotion of scholarly work in the field of Jewish ethics, including the relation of Jewish ethics to other traditions of ethics and to social, economic, political and cultural problems.

The Society also aims to encourage and improve the teaching of Jewish ethics in colleges, universities and theological schools, to promote an understanding of Jewish ethics within the Jewish community and society as a whole, and to provide a community of discourse and debate for those engaged professionally in Jewish ethics.


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The Journal of Jewish Ethics publishes outstanding scholarship in Jewish ethics, broadly conceived.  It serves as a location for the exchange of ideas among those interested in understanding, articulating, and promoting descriptive and normative Jewish ethics.



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The Journal of Jewish Ethics publishes outstanding scholarship in Jewish ethics, broadly conceived.  It serves as a location for the exchange of ideas among those interested in understanding, articulating, and promoting descriptive and normative Jewish ethics. 
The Journal of Jewish Ethics publishes outstanding scholarship in Jewish ethics, broadly conceived.  It serves as a location for the exchange of ideas among those interested in understanding, articulating, and promoting descriptive and normative Jewish ethics. 
The Journal of Jewish Ethics publishes outstanding scholarship in Jewish ethics, broadly conceived.  It serves as a location for the exchange of ideas among those interested in understanding, articulating, and promoting descriptive and normative Jewish ethics. 

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