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In this week’s episode April and Tracie continue to explore their thoughts around Thanksgiving and the tension between a holiday about gratitude and family and its racist, genocidal origins.
Check out our discussion/reflection questions for this episode: https://joyousjustice.com/blog/jews-talk-racial-justice-ep-64
Find April and Tracie's full bios and submit topic suggestions for the show at www.JewsTalkRacialJustice.com
Learn more about Joyous Justice where April is the founding and fabulous (!) director, and Tracie is a senior partner.: https://joyousjustice.com/
Read more of Tracie’s thoughts at her blog: https://www.bmoreincremental.com/
Support the work our Jewish Black & Cherokee woman-led vision for collective liberation here: https://joyousjustice.com/support-our-work
Get on our waitlist for Racial Justice Launch Pad: https://joyous-justice.mykajabi.com/rjlp-waitlist
Listen to last year’s episode on Thanksgiving here: Part 1: https://joyousjustice.com/blog/jews-talk-racial-justice-ep-12-jews-talk-thanksgiving-part-1
Learn more about Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community here: http://bowlingalone.com/
Read more about Turtle Island, the Indigenous name of this land: http://www.native-languages.org/legends-turtle.htm
Read Thich Nhat Hanh’s mealtime blessing here: https://view-pacific.com/2008/10/06/a-mealtime-blessing-from-thich-nhat-hanh/
The Talmudic story Tracie referenced can be found in Talmud Chagiga 15b, where there is discussion around how to think about teachings of Acher, the rabbi turned apostate. Here it says “Rabbi Meir [Acher’s friend and former student] found a pomegranate; he ate the inside and threw away the peel!” You can read the whole passage here. Or read more about the man who became known as "the other one" here.