Jaws of Justice Radio investigates how we can achieve justice from a system of laws deeply rooted in economic, social and political inequality.  We want to dispel misconceptions created by the news and entertainment industry, politicians and our educational system. We hope you will listen.

Tune in Monday to hear host David Bell’s Finding Common Ground series part 2, when he speaks with Rabbi Yitzchak Itkin, Director of Chabad on the Plaza.  They discuss building bridges in our society and in our world.

People can be a powerful force for good if they act together.  A way to do this is to build bridges between social factions, bringing us together through our common values and shared beliefs. When we focus on what shared beliefs we have in common – we create a powerful bond.

We can see examples of this unity every day. So often we hear stories of people who do their part to make a big difference in the lives of people in need around the world. We can come together and extend love to others in need.

Coexistence is the minimal, least demanding way for people to relate to one another positively. It is not the same thing as love. It may not even be the same thing as friendship. To the contrary, it is an expression of distance, and an acknowledgment that boundaries will remain, that the possibilities of misunderstanding will never completely disappear. It is informed by an attitude of “live and let live” and that is precisely its message. Coexistence a practical relationship of mutual respect among opposites. In a pluralistic society, ethnic and cultural differences are not abolished. They are legitimated, and society strives to guarantee that the law will be blind to them.



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