Rabbi Rachel Gartner

Rabbi Rachel Gartner is the Rabbi and Director of Jewish Life at Georgetown University. She serves on the boards of T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights and the National Religious Coalition Against Torture Action Fund. Rabbi Gartner is a founding co-author of Moving Tradition’s Rosh Hodesh: It’s A Girl Thing Sourcebook and regularly publishes Op-Eds. She graduated from the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in 2002. She can be reached at rfg32@georgetown.edu.


The opening verses of Parashat Shoftim are among the most profound articulations of Judaism’s call to justice. Shoftim famously teaches: Tzedek, tzedek tirdof: Justice, justice you shall pursue.

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