Mordechai Liebling is Professor of Jewish Spirituality specializing in the Ethics of Money and Food Justice. He has worked throughout his career toward tikkun olam, repair of the world. Rabbi Liebling is the first to direct the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College’s (RRC) unique Social Justice Organizing Program; he leads the College’s initiative to invest rabbinical students with the clarity of purpose, vision and voice to become uniquely effective, spiritually strong leaders in the drive toward social justice and environmental sustainability. Rabbi Liebling is also the director of the Social Justice Organizing Program at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College and a founding member of T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Justice.
Rabbi Liebling, the son of Holocaust survivors and the grandson of those murdered by Nazis, has written a powerful reflection on his experience in Charlottesville, Virginia, on August 11th,when he was among a group of approximately 50 clergy people, of many denominations, who were there to bear witness and be a moral presence for love and justice.
You can read Rabbi Liebling’s piece here: