Black Lives Matter is a Jewish Value

“Black Lives Matter” is a Jewish value, and we are proud to have purchased these yard signs as part of a fundraiser benefiting the Baton Rouge Youth Coalition (BRYC), organized by Aaron Posner of our sister congregation Beth Shalom Synagogue in Baton Rouge. The Hebrew words in the background are Levitucus 19:16, “Do not stand idly by the blood of your neighbor.” I hope the presence of these signs reminds each of us of who and what we strive to be as Touro Synagogue, and that they provoke us toward increased commitment and action every time we see them.