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Honesty about the legacies of those who have caused unrepaired harm is the first step in tending to our communal responsibility to repair the world.
Evolve continues to publish essays discussing the practice of brit milah (ritual circumcision. They are gathered here.
Jewish ethics demands that we invest in producing and distributing the COVID-19 vaccine to the developing world.
This piece describes Jacob’s experience as a student, practitioner and teacher of Mussar through his involvement with the Institute for Jewish Spirituality’s Tikkun Middot Project. 
Explore the urgent ethical issues of our time from Jewish perspectives.
Recently legalized in Washington state, human composting is a new alternative to burial and cremation. How do Reconstructionists balance tradition with innovation in this case?
Jewish ethics regards every human life as having absolute value. What follows from this is a vision of how society must be structured all the time, rather than a prescription for ER triage, as exemplified recently in the coronavirus pandemic.
Are we going to subscribe to an ageist and ableist medical model of decision-making driven by profit, and outmoded ideas about the infallibility of science? Or are we going to seek ethical alternatives that make life-and-death choices more equitable?

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