low a shofar hoping it will blast us awake on a deep spiritual and intellectual level. We spend Elul trying to shake ourselves awake, abandon our pride, practice teshuvah, and ask ourselves how we can be better people. Wokeness is a shofar blast, demanding that we wake up and wrestle with ourselves and our place in society to achieve a better self and a better country. That’s completely compatible with Jewish life. I am blowing the shofar blast at you. I want you to wake up to the systemic racism that surrounds you.
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