As I prepare to teach at CBI's Tikkun Leyl Shavuot on Heksher Tzedek/Magen Tzedek, I noticed an email from American Jewish World Service about a new wiki they created. On1foot.org is a searchable database of Jewish Social Justice texts. This is how AJWS described it in an email I received:
As we prepare to celebrate Shavuot, the holiday that marks the receiving of the Torah, AJWS is proud to present On1Foot (www.On1Foot.org), an educational resource that will help the Jewish community apply the Torah's wisdom to the pursuit of social justice.
On1Foot is an online, open source database of Jewish social justice texts. We invite you to visit www.On1Foot.org to explore this exciting new resource for Jewish social justice education.
On1Foot allows users to:
* Search and browse hundreds of biblical, rabbinic and contemporary Jewish texts about social justice
* Upload new texts
* Comment on existing texts
* Create custom source sheets using the texts and suggested discussion questions
We hope that On1Foot enriches your learning and teaching about Judaism and social justice and look forward to your active participation on the site!
On1Foot is a project of American Jewish World Service and is co-sponsored by AVODAH: The Jewish Service Corps, Hazon, Tzedek, Mechon Hadar and Uri L'Tzedek.
After a short time of use, I am hooked. I offered a few suggestions and have already loaded three sources. Check it out!