Rabbi Daniel Cotzin Burg




Memories of Freddie Gray and those Fiery ‘Five Days’ of Reckoning in Baltimore

Memories of Freddie Gray and those Fiery ‘Five Days’ of Reckoning in Baltimore

In his new book “Five Days: The Fiery Reckoning of an American City” (One World), Wes Moore describes his experience on Apr. 27, 2015, the day Freddie Gray was laid to rest. Moore had attended the funeral but left early to catch a plane to Boston for a speech he was...

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Hidden Wisdoms

Hidden Wisdoms

How do we measure ‘good’ neighborhoods from ‘bad’ ones and change our perceptions of urban Baltimore? The Midrash (Tanchuma) teaches the Torah is written with “black fire on white fire.” This means there is a dynamism at play in the interaction of word and parchment....

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